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Money Matters - Excessive Drinking in Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This morning, News4Jax spoke with the NASDAQ's Jane King about excessive drinking in the United States and which Florida city ranks among the top. In 2010, excessive drinking cost the United States $250 billion, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The study estimated lost productivity and added health care costs associated with alcohol consumption.

So which city in Florida does the most binge and excessive drinking? According to 24/7 Wall Street, it's Vero Beach and Sebastian.

Roughly one in five Sebastian-Vero residents reported excessive drinking. However, despite higher than average alcohol consumption, the city reported a smaller share of alcohol-related fatalities on the road than the state as a whole.