Being Hungover At Work Cost The U.S. Economy $77 Billion Per Year

10.19.15 3 years ago 7 Comments


As fun as drinking is, it can cause plenty of day-after chaos. The worst case scenarios are pretty grim. The best case scenario is that you wake up, check your text archives, glance at your FB activity, and discover that you haven’t made any choices that a restorative sausage biscuit with country gravy can’t fix. Maybe you’ve been kicked out of your favorite late night bodega for trying to juggle chicken-parm sandwiches at 4 a.m. — but you can bounce back from that.

As the Center for Disease Control pointed out earlier last week, excessive drinking costs the economy a hell of a lot more — roughly $249 billion annually. That includes spending on health care, as well as the economic toll of lost productivity, car crashes, crime, and deaths attributable to excessive alcohol consumption.

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