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These Are The 10 Drunkest States in America

It’s no secret that the U.S. loves its booze. Whether it’s enjoying a good cocktail party or indulging in drinking games, Americans take any excuse to relax and throw back a few. But recent studies suggest we might be imbibing more than we should, especially in these top-ranking states.

States were ranked by the highest apparent alcohol consumption per capita, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s 2015 report. The report breaks down each state’s consumption of beer, wine and spirits, then calculates the average total consumption.


New Hampshire topped the list with total alcohol consumed per capita at 4.72 gallons. The District of Columbia came in second at 3.82 gallons of alcohol consumed per capita. Both far exceeded what is deemed “healthy” by federal standards, which is no more than 2.1 gallons annually per person.

Here’s the full list:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Delaware
  4. Nevada
  5. North Dakota
  6. Vermont (TIE)
  7. Montana (TIE)
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Alaska
  10. South Dakota

Series & Type: News

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