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How Much Does Problem Drinking Cost?

Health plans may recognize that problem drinking can harm their business. But until now they've had difficulty quantifying its cost. The Alcohol Cost Calculator for Health Plans uses prevalence rates of problem drinking for various industry sectors to broadly measure its impact on specific workplaces.

The profound effect of problem drinking on family life also shows up in health plans. If an employee lives with someone who has a drinking problem, his or her job performance and attendance may suffer. Problem drinking can lead to higher employer health care costs for covering the entire family, not just the person with the drinking problem.

Learn what you can do to reduce the costs of problem drinking.