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Thursday, January 24, 2013

The High Cost of Excessive Alcohol Consumption in New Hampshire

The tremendous harm done to individuals and families that result from excessive consumption of alcohol is widely acknowledged. Less well understood are the broader costs that excessive consumption imposes on the New Hampshire economy, on state and local government, and on businesses and individuals in the state. Like all states, New Hampshire faces more challenges than it has time and resources to confront. A thorough understanding of the public and private costs of excessive alcohol consumption is needed to assess the magnitude of the problem, its severity compared to other issues facing the state, and the urgency with which it should be addressed.

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