You Choose The News - 11-22-17

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National Tie One on Day

No, it doesn’t mean a day to drink a lot because it’s the day before Thanksgiving. It’s actually a day celebrating the apron. So if you’re going to drink – at least say cheers to the person putting on an apron tomorrow and cooking your Thanksgiving meal.

FRECKLES' PICK 

The Drunkest City In Each State

While a lot of us enjoy a cocktail or two, or three, on occasion, there are definitely plenty of folks who don’t know when to cut themselves off when it comes to drinking.

According to a recent CDC report, 18% of Americans drink excessively, but there are certain areas of the country where people are imbibing way more than others. Well 24/7 Wall Street has now looked at the CDC’s data to determine the drunkest cities in each state and some of them may surprise you.

Overall, Green Bay, Wisconsin is not only the drunkest city in Wisconsin, but in all of the U.S., with 26.5% of adults binge drinking or drinking heavily, with Fargo, North Dakota not far behind at 25.2%. Meanwhile, maybe a little less surprising on the list is Austin-Round Rock, Texas (22.3%), considering the young hipster population in the area, as well as State College, Pennsylvania (22.3%), home of Penn State.

For Georgia it's the following...

Drunkest city: Athens-Clarke County, GA 

MSA adults binge or heavy drinking: 17.5% 

State adults binge or heavy drinking: 16.8% (18th lowest) 

Alcohol related driving deaths: 22.4% (bottom 25%)

The Athens-Clarke County metro area is home to the University of Georgia, the largest college or university in the state. College students are much more likely to participate in activities involving alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, close to 3 in 5 college students between the ages of 18 and 22 drink alcohol on at least one occasion per month. In the Athens metro area, 16.3% of residents are enrolled in college or graduate school — the largest share in the state — and 17.5% of adults binge or drink heavily, also the largest share in the state.

 Source: 24/7 Wall Street


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