When teens and others are abusing alcohol, they rarely think of the financial costs associated with it. Not only can repeated alcohol purchases put a dent in any wallet, the health effects of alcohol can take a toll on family finances and state-wide budgets. A recent CDC study reported that alcohol-related health problems costs the U.S. $223.5 billion a year! Certain states had greater financial costs than others.
What are some non-financial costs that alcohol can create? Share your knowledge with us in the comments section!