In the article “Anti-alcohol interests gird for possible referendum” that appeared in the July 18 edition of the paper, we reported a figure of $23.5 billion annually as the national cost of cleaning up alcohol-related problems. Speaker Joe Godfrey, who used the figure in his presentation, notified The Blount Countian that the correct figure is $223.5 billion nationally as the cost of alcohol-related problems. Godfrey said he thought he initially stated the figure incorrectly, but that he immediately corrected himself. The reporter failed to catch the correction at the time.