• By Joel Streed

Adding Up The High Cost of Underage Drinking

February 16, 2012

Hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the United States, and it comes with a price tag — the estimated total cost for these hospitalizations is about $755 million per year.  Researchers at Mayo Clinic also found geographic and demographic differences in the incidence of alcohol-related hospital admissions. The findings were published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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Soundbites from Dr. Terry Schneekloth, a Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist and study author are available in the downloads above.

Title:  Dr. Terry Schneekloth, Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist  

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