Alcohol Problems Cost State $38B Annually, Report Finds
On Wednesday, the Marin Institute, an alcohol-industry watchdog group, released a summary of an upcoming study that found that alcohol problems cost the state $38 billion annually in deaths, injury, health care expenditures, loss of workplace productivity, crime, and pain and suffering.
- "State Pays Billions a Year for Alcohol Problems" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/24).
- "Alcohol Is a 'Catastrophe' for California" (Olney, "Which Way, L.A.?" KCRW, 7/23).