And The Biggest Binge-Drinkers In America Are...

Tyler Durden's picture

"Responsibly," Bloomberg surveyed adults aged 26 and older across America and found that almost one-third of D.C. residents report binge-drinking in the last month. Utah, perhaps unsurprisingly, had the lowest binge-drinking percentage at a mere 15% (defined as five or more drinks in one day).



The Bloomberg Methodology

The results were from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They were based on data collected in 2011 and 2012 from approximately 67,500 individuals. Binge alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the past 30 days.

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Rainman's picture

Idiotic poll. All raging alcoholics claim only to be binge drinkers . Moar lying from Planet D.C. !!

Jumbotron's picture

MAD DOG 20/20 FTW.....BITCHEZ !!!!

Jumbotron's picture

Then wash that puke out with some Smoker's Phlegm

1 oz. Jagermeister

1 tbs. Mayonnaise floating in the shot

Knock it back and you'll be right as rain !

Rainman's picture

damn .. be sure to make mine chilled.

Manthong's picture

When they talk about more transparency in Washington I think they are referring to vodka and Everclear.

TeamDepends's picture

Hopium is clear and grown by CIA approved farmers in the hills of Afghanistan, using green technologies.  Changium, on the other hand,....

Anusocracy's picture

DC claims the title for drunk and stupid.

SWRichmond's picture

from the list it looks like binge drinking is some kind of a Yankee thing.

how you young people drink Jager is totally beyond me.  that is the god-awfulest s*** on planet Earth.

Jumbotron's picture

Dude.....that's what the MAYONNAISE is for !

LOL !!!

knukles's picture

DC, it is said by those in the recovery business, is estimated to have the highest percentage of the population of any major metropolitan area who are alcoholics.
That's grand news.
Isn't it?

New Infraction:  Governing while intoxicated

God grant me....

Oh, and PS... here's a real life example of "alcoholic" behavior... "We never supported them until we admitted it" by J Kohn

xoxoxoxoxox, tyler

Stuck on Zero's picture

The numbers don't tell the whole story.  For example, in Texas binge drinking means a half liter bottle of Tequila followed by a six pack of Southern Star. All  in 9 minutes.  In Iowa, binge drinking means a jigger of rye in your cup of tea before bed.


willwork4food's picture

Exactly! Hell, some of our Baptist friends would say I'm a binge drinker if they see me buy a six pack of beer. I can easily finish that in a night.

OldPhart's picture

Binge alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the past 30 days.

Amateurs.  I do twyst more'n that every night.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture


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Where have we heard this basic story before...

SMC, ECB, IMF it is all the same shit just different iterations of.



Shad_ow's picture

Lots of celebrating all the looting of others earnings to do there.


Dave Thomas's picture

Hair of the dog: A tumbler full of warm drugstore gin, with a pat of butter floating on it. Garnish with a pubic hair.


wee-weed up's picture

In spite of the name...

I hope its NOT the dog's pubic hair.

Jumbotron's picture


lakecity55's picture

5 beers/day is binge drinking? One time in 1 week?


I mean, 12-24/day is binge drinking.

I should know.

I think these surveys are too conservative.

Maybe it's the Methodist Temperance League that does the surveys.

BurningFuld's picture

Way too conservative. WTF is 5 drinks??? (Pre-dinner?)

cowdiddly's picture

 they make half liter Mason jars?

Yeah, the "G" men, "T" men, the revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin' to book him
But, my pappy kept a-cookin'
White lightnin'

George Jones

Anusocracy's picture

Is your name Alice Cooper?

ebworthen's picture

Looks like I need to make a liquor store run.

Manthong's picture

5 lousy drinks constitute binge drinking?

Geez, that’s not even an aperitif  in most of the places I’ve been.

(during my younger and more vulnerable years, of course)

Offthebeach's picture

Anything that effects serf making timely payments on the interest of their grandparents debts is to be discouraged.

You are property of the corporation and it will decide what is shat and when and how.

Thank you,
The Management.

lakecity55's picture

Please drop off some Yuengling lager here on your way back.


ebworthen's picture

They don't carry it here in this bass ackwards state.

I did get a fifth of Old Crow Bourbon, aged for 3 years in White Oak barrels.  $7.79.  Maybe I need to buy more expensive stuff to bump my state up?  Nah!

Ah...the Mighty Oak.

rtalcott's picture

No way NM should be that low on the list!

McMolotov's picture

North Dakota is drunkest Dakota. Barely.

Dr. Engali's picture

I spent a winter up there once. All I remember is the fucking cold and the snow. The rest is a drunken blur.

lakecity55's picture

WTF else is there to do during that time of year?

Stock up your fire is all you can do, I do not think they hve ice fishing.

Slave's picture

Make more North Dakotans.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Put the neighbors through a wood chipper.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Along the same lines, why is Alaska in the middle? Should be up near the top. Did they query Native peoples? I don't think so.

lakecity55's picture

So, you could DUI in S Dakota, drive over to N Dakota, and escape detention.

lakecity55's picture

duped. There is something wrong with this keyboard.

Taint Boil's picture

You stupid double posting moron.

Taint Boil's picture

You stupid double posting moron.

ShrNfr's picture

I'll drink to that.

Schmuck Raker's picture

Here's to Mag, that filthy hag,
That sleazy, slimy slut.
Green fungus lies between her thighs,
And worms crawl out her butt.
Before I'd scale those scabby legs,
Or suck those pus-filled tits,
I'd drink a gallon of buzzard puke,
And die of the drizzly shits. 

[Hash House Harrier Hymnal(?)]

lakecity55's picture

Back in the day it was Goldschlager, Bit-Chez!

I must be holding over 100 troy in my liver!

Arthur Two Sheds Jackson's picture

I never drank binge.

Sounds a bit tart to me.


quietly sips 5th Glenlivit......

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


I never drank binge.

Sounds a bit tart to me.

It's similar to swish, with a bit of an emetic aftertaste.