Social cost of heavy drinking and alcohol dependence in high-income countries

  title={Social cost of heavy drinking and alcohol dependence in high-income countries},
  author={Satya Mohapatra and Jayadeep Patra and Svetlana Popova and Amy M. Duhig and Juergen Rehm},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
A comprehensive review of cost drivers associated with alcohol abuse, heavy drinking, and alcohol dependence for high-income countries was conducted. The data from 14 identified cost studies were tabulated according to the potential direct and indirect cost drivers. The costs associated with alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, and heavy drinking were calculated. The weighted average of the total societal cost due to alcohol abuse as percent gross domestic product (GDP)—purchasing power parity… CONTINUE READING


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