Tennessee loses ove 4 billion dollars per year due to excessive drinking.
The cost to Tennessee government is about 1.6 billion.
From December 2011 to November 2012, an expert panel developed methods to allocate component costs from the 2006 national estimate to states for (1) total; (2) government; (3) binge drinking; and (4) underage drinking costs. Differences in average state wages were used to adjust productivity losses.
For prosecutors, this means that on average, statistically, 2 of your 12 jurors may be binge drinkers. Be aware of the numbers.
Read the CDC study and CDC recommendations published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine: