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Only a fraction of the costs of excessive drinking are paid for by alcohol taxes

03:42 EDT 11 Sep 2019 | Science Daily

The total harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption is a staggering $2.05 per drink in the United States, and, of this, the government ends up paying about $0.80 per drink. However, the federal government and states only bring in about $0.21 per drink on average in alcohol taxes, according to new research. This leaves the majority of the cost of alcohol's harms borne by those who don't drink excessively or who don't drink at all.

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