Costs to society would be higher with more liquor outlets

A study prepared by The Alcohol Research Group found that persons living in areas with a high density of private liquor outlets had double the risk of being shot in an assault compared to those in lower outlet density areas. The study found that an effective state alcohol control system can help limit the physical and social damage caused by the misuse of alcohol and reduce the costs borne by citizens that result from abusive alcohol consumption. Control over alcohol sales provides the means to limit the availability of alcohol beverages in ways that can reduce consumption and problems. Read the study here.

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