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DC tops list for cost of binge drinking

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The nation's capital is at the top of list when it comes to the cost of excessive drinking.

A new study by the CDC found binge drinking costs the U.S. more than $223 billion in health care, lost productivity, crime and early death.

Statistics show D.C. residents drink the most - it broke down to 680 drinks each in 2006 and cost more than $1600 per-person.

The per-person costs for Maryland and Virginia were less than half that amount.

Binge drinking is considered 5 drinks for men and 4 for women.

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