A new study claims that one person dies every hour in California because of alcohol. The total economic cost is $38 billion, 90% due to violent crimes. Traffic accidents account for just 20%. We hear some surprising statistics and get a response from LA County's number one public health official. Also, California's mortgage-default rate has hit a record.
Alcohol is a 'Catastrophe' for California
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Alcohol and Foreclosures in California
One person dies every hour in this state from alcohol use. The total economic cost is $38 billion. That's $1,000 a year per resident with much of it paid by taxpayers,...
13 min, 5 sec