There are some places where drinking is a leisure activity and others where it’s a necessity to get you through your day. Take Detroit, for instance – I can imagine there’s a lot of drunks in Detroit, considering that at least a few beers are needed on a daily basis in order to get over the fact that you live in Detroit. Same with Gary, Indiana and bumblefuck places in the deep south – but Appleton, Wisconsin? I’m not so sure that place deserves the title of “Drunkest City In America”:
‘Appleton is home to the largest share of binge and heavy drinkers in both Wisconsin and the country,’ the report by 24/7 Wall St found.
It found that 26.8 per cent of adults there drink to excess – and that 30.3 per cent of driving deaths involve alcohol.
‘Also, for every 10,000 area residents, there are 4.4 drinking establishments, the ninth highest concentration of bars of any U.S. area,’ the website said.(via)
…okay, maybe they DO deserve the title. But what’s semi-fascinating (okay fine, “sorta interesting” is more accurate) is that the supposed second, third and fourth drunkest cities are also located in Wisconsin:
The Oshkosh-Neenah metro area, also in Wisconsin, was considered the second-drunkest by the report.
It stated that 26.0 per cent of adults there drink to excess – and that 44.6 per cent of driving deaths involve alcohol.
Green Bay, Wisconsin, was declared the third-drunkest – where 25.6 per cent of adults drink excessively and 47.5 per cent of driving deaths involve alcohol.
24/7 Wall St. determined the top four cities by reviewing “self-reported binge and heavy drinking rates among adults in U.S. metro areas from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program.”
You can find the top 20 cities by clicking HERE, with most of its entries being in states that are known for being cold AF. Maybe people who live in these places are drinking for that liquid blanket to keep them warm, or maybe it’s just because they’re all a bunch of fucking morons who hate the cold yet live in cold states. Your guess is as good as mine: