The Economic Cost of Alcohol Abuse in Montana

The Economic Cost of Alcohol Abuse in Montana

By Patrick M. Barkey

This article summarizes a Bureau study, which found that alcohol abuse costs the Montana economy more than a half a billion dollars per year in medical costs, lost wages, and productivity. The study examined the question: What resources would be available to the economy- that could be used on other priorities- if there were no abuse of alcohol?

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