America’s 50 Least Drunk Counties – 24/7 Wall St.
Each year, alcohol abuse is directly linked to illness and accidents that kill an estimated 95,000 Americans. Excessive drinking is also costing the economy hundreds of billions of dollarslars annually, mostly in the event of a loss of productivity.
Exexcessive drinkingKing – along with tobacco use, inadequate exercise, and poor diet – is one of four major risk factors for preventable diseases identified by the CDC. In addition to short-term consequences, such as impaired judgment and motor skills, excessive alcohol consumption is associated with wit liver diSeasickness, certain types of cancer, an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke, and poor mental health. Here’s a look at 23 ways a drinking habit can harm you.
Yet millions of American adults responsibly enjoy alcohol every day. Moderate drinking – defined as two standard Drinks per day for men and one standard drink for women – carries relativery little Risk, and can even have some health benefits.
Using data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a joint program run by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, Wall St., 24/7, identified the US counties with the lowest levels of excessive alcohol use.
The counties are ranked according to the proportion of adults who either drink excessively or drink heavily. CHR defines binge drinking as consuming more than four drinks per day for women and more than five drinks for men, while heavy drinking is defined as the average more than one drink per day for women and more than two drinks per day for men. In each county on this list, less than 12.5% of adults drink excessively, while more than 19% do so nationally.
The vast majority of the counties on this list are in one of only two states – Mississippi and Utah.
It is important to note that alcohol works differently for everyone and, in general, it is better to drink less than drink more. Additionally, the vast majority of Americans are who drinks excessMany people – around 90% of them – do not have severe alcohol use disorder, a chronic disease commonly known as alcoholism.
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