Binge Drinking

Alcohol use is reported by over half of all adults in the United States and is the most widely used drug in MN — even more prevalent than tobacco.

 

Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to a number of negative consequences, including unintentional injuries, violent acts, chronic diseases, and unintended or unhealthy pregnancies.

The economic costs associated with alcohol use in MN are estimated at over $5 billion annually—17 times greater than the tax revenues collected from alcohol sales. Increasing the price of alcohol through a small tax increase has been shown to reduce excessive drinking and alcohol related injuries.

Binge Drinking Infographic