• By Dana Sparks

High Cost of Underage Drinking

September 17, 2013

A recent University of Michigan study reveals 'extreme' binge drinking might be more common among teens than some experts thought. Meanwhile, a Mayo Clinic study published last year in Journal of Adolescent Health shows hospitalization for underage drinking comes with a price tag. The estimated total cost is about $755 million per year. The Mayo study also revealed geographic and demographic differences.

Read more in this news release.

Journalists: Sound bites with psychiatrist and study author Terry Schneekloth, M.D., are available in the downloads.

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