- Almost 1,000 deaths in New Mexico were related to alcohol in 2006, representing more than 27,000 years of potential life lost.
- The economic costs associated with alcohol abuse in New Mexico in 2006 amounted to an estimated $2.5 billion.
- These costs were 26 times greater than the $97 million in tax revenues collected from alcohol sales. Alcohol-related tax revenue covered less than 4% of the economic cost of alcohol abuse.
- The economic burden of alcohol abuse amounted to over $1,250 for every person in the state.
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