The Drunkest Counties in America are ALL in One State

Using data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, 24/7 Wall St. identified the U.S. counties with the highest excessive drinking rates. 

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Each day in Alabama and around the country, adults gather at social functions or dinner tables and have a drink.

Moderate drinking, is defined as two "standard" drinks for men, and one "standard" drink for the ladies. However, when we are over that mark things can get sticky in a hurry.

Excessive drinking, along with tobacco use and little excercise, is the cause of many health issues in Alabama and the USA. Each year, alcohol abuse is linked to serious diseases and traffic accidents.

Counties were ranked on the share of adults who either binge drink or drink heavily.

Binge drinking is the consumption of more than four drinks in a single occasion for women and more than five drinks for men, while heavy drinking is defined as more than one drink a day on average for women and more than two drinks a day for men.

In every county on this list, more than one in every four adults drink excessively, while nationwide, fewer than one in five do.

 

 

Here are the top 5 plus Tuscaloosa County's standing. BTW…the top 5 counties share one interesting thing in common...they’re all in Wisconsin! How 'bout those cheeseheads!

5. Polk County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 28.8%

4. Pierce County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 28.9%

3. Walworth County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 29.3%

2. Calumet County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 29.8%

1. Outagamie County, Wisconsin
> Adults binge or heavy drinking: 31.0%

 

THE GOOD NEWS FOR TUSCALOOSA?

Tuscaloosa County did not rank in the top 50, which is great news. Especially when you consider the amount of students living here. The county where T-town is located ranked 87th.

 

Men binge drink (almost 2 to 1) over females and Tuscaloosa County is one of the highest ranked binge drinking (especially young men) in the state of Alabama. Those numbers are up pretty significantly from the last major study in the '90's.

Gotta go now, It's 5 o....you know.

 

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