Mapping America’s Worst States For Binge-Drinking This Christmas

Alcohol abuse can result in health problems including memory loss, poor decision making, fetal damage, liver diseases, hypertension and cardiovascular problems… but ’tis the season…
As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, a recent report by the United Health Foundation found that 18.5 percent of U. S. adults engage in binge or chronic drinking.
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Binging is defined as having four or more (for women) or five or more (for men) drinks on one occasion in the past 30 days. Chronic drinking is having eight or more (for women) or 15 or more (for men) drinks per week. The U. S. has an annual average of 87,798 alcohol attributable deaths while 12,460 road deaths were due to alcohol consumption between 2006 and 2010.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 24, 2017.