Thursday, December 07, 2023

Party on

A new study shows that binge-drinking in America remains a problem – especially in some U.S. cities. 

The company 24/7 Tempo recently compiled a list of the drunkest cities in each state by reviewing the percentage of men and women over 18 years of age who reported heavy or binge-drinking in each state’s metropolitan areas and then singled out the city or metro area with the highest rate.


Some of these cities don't surprise me, especially Nashville, but I figured Atlanta for Georgia and Chico for California.


  1. The study found that the metro area's listed had a higher percentage of drinkers who were honest about how much they consumed.

  2. "The agency defines binge drinking as consuming five or more drinks on one occasion for men or four or more drinks for women."

    I thought a binge was when you stayed drunk for three days.

  3. Self-reporting studies are bunk, which is why obesity is grossly underestimated, as is alcohol abuse. Liquor sales would give a far more accurate picture of consumption.

    Pollster: "Are you a good little doggy?"
    Respondent: "Oh, yes. I am a good little doggy."

  4. Gainesville, Ga is a big center of poultry processing and is heavily Latino. Just saying.

  5. When questioned about binge drinking Dylan Mulvaney explained: "Amount doesn't matter. It's all about if it comes in the can.

  6. Sherman-Dennison area: A perfect collision of College town, proximity to the Cherokee Nation, and featurless boring terrain with no access to public land for outdoor activities. Might as well drink. Alaska: A drinking state with a fishing problem.

    1. I remember Sherman-Dennison area being dry many years ago. Guess not anymore.
      Steve S6

  7. Bless me for I have sinned.
    Yesterday, after a harried chain of errands, feeling peaked I sat in a pizza joint. No, I did not indulge in pineapple. I drank not one, but two bottles of beer. Budweiser was all that was available.

  8. Chico probably wasn't big enough to be considered.

  9. Chico has really died off in the last few years. When it was referred to as Cheeko ( Herb Caen and Velveeta cheese days) that's when it was a party town.

  10. Binge drinking is a problem in many places except the cave I live in as I don't drink


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