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

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"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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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:52 | 4752438 Rainman
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Idiotic poll. All raging alcoholics claim only to be binge drinkers . Moar lying from Planet D.C. !!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:54 | 4752446 NotApplicable
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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:58 | 4752460 Jumbotron
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MAD DOG 20/20 FTW.....BITCHEZ !!!!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:59 | 4752465 StacksOnStacks
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Just threw up in my mouth.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:07 | 4752486 Jumbotron
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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 !

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:13 | 4752508 Rainman
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damn .. be sure to make mine chilled.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:34 | 4752554 Manthong
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When they talk about more transparency in Washington I think they are referring to vodka and Everclear.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:46 | 4752585 TeamDepends
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Hopium is clear and grown by CIA approved farmers in the hills of Afghanistan, using green technologies.  Changium, on the other hand,....

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:45 | 4752768 max2205
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B.  U.   R.   P.  

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 21:30 | 4753094 Anusocracy
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DC claims the title for drunk and stupid.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:26 | 4753947 SWRichmond
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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.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:32 | 4755018 Jumbotron
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Dude.....that's what the MAYONNAISE is for !

LOL !!!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:19 | 4752511 knukles
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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

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:27 | 4752536 Stuck on Zero
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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.


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:04 | 4752831 willwork4food
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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.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 01:10 | 4753670 OldPhart
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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.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:08 | 4752647 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Bashir said that if the U.S. takes the lead, coordinates all the lethal aid between countries helping Syria, and puts it under the umbrella of the Supreme Military Council, that could give the U.S. government more confidence that any weapons provided to the rebels would be handled responsibly. The council has agreed to establish two central coordination units inside Syria, one in the south and one in the north, Bashir said, but it does not yet have control over the arms flows.


Where have we heard this basic story before...

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



Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:22 | 4752697 Shad_ow
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Lots of celebrating all the looting of others earnings to do there.


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:22 | 4752526 RafterManFMJ
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:40 | 4752746 Dave Thomas
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Hair of the dog: A tumbler full of warm drugstore gin, with a pat of butter floating on it. Garnish with a pubic hair.


Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:32 | 4753618 wee-weed up
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In spite of the name...

I hope its NOT the dog's pubic hair.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:34 | 4755040 Jumbotron
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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:01 | 4752628 thamnosma
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Ripple, thank you

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:57 | 4752576 lakecity55
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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.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:34 | 4752736 BurningFuld
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Way too conservative. WTF is 5 drinks??? (Pre-dinner?)

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:46 | 4752773 max2205
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Half a liter please

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:48 | 4752955 cowdiddly
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 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

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 21:27 | 4753086 Anusocracy
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Is your name Alice Cooper?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:54 | 4752450 ebworthen
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Looks like I need to make a liquor store run.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:45 | 4752574 Manthong
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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)

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 21:07 | 4753022 Offthebeach
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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.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:58 | 4752615 lakecity55
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Please drop off some Yuengling lager here on your way back.


Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:13 | 4752870 ebworthen
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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.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:55 | 4752453 rtalcott
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No way NM should be that low on the list!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:58 | 4752456 McMolotov
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North Dakota is drunkest Dakota. Barely.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:28 | 4752537 Dr. Engali
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I spent a winter up there once. All I remember is the fucking cold and the snow. The rest is a drunken blur.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:48 | 4752590 lakecity55
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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.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:26 | 4752710 Slave
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Make more North Dakotans.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:06 | 4752837 Yes We Can. But...
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Put the neighbors through a wood chipper.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:25 | 4752707 Chief Wonder Bread
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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.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:00 | 4752621 lakecity55
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So, you could DUI in S Dakota, drive over to N Dakota, and escape detention.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:08 | 4752646 lakecity55
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duped. There is something wrong with this keyboard.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:33 | 4752924 Taint Boil
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You stupid double posting moron.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:33 | 4752926 Taint Boil
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You stupid double posting moron.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:58 | 4752458 ShrNfr
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I'll drink to that.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:10 | 4752493 Schmuck Raker
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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(?)]

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:05 | 4752483 geotrader
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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:05 | 4752625 lakecity55
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Back in the day it was Goldschlager, Bit-Chez!

I must be holding over 100 troy in my liver!

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:11 | 4752495 Arthur Two Shed...
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I never drank binge.

Sounds a bit tart to me.


quietly sips 5th Glenlivit......

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:15 | 4752514 TheFourthStooge-ing
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I never drank binge.

Sounds a bit tart to me.

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

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