People In Michigan Drank More Alcoholic Drinks In 2020 Than Most Other States
Let's face it, there were a lot of reasons to have a drink in 2020, but Michiganders took drinking to a whole new level compared to most other states.
Drugabuse.com released a chart of the average standard alcoholic drinks consumed per person in each state during 2020 and Michigan ranked 10th on that list.
Average Alcohol Consumption Per Person In 2020
- Alaska - 1404 alcoholic drinks
- Rhode Island - 1261 alcoholic drinks
- New Jersey - 1130 alcoholic drinks
- Oklahoma - 1106 alcoholic drinks
- Arkansas - 1076 alcoholic drinks
- Illinois - 1050 alcoholic drinks
- Wisconsin - 1025 alcoholic drinks
- Montana - 1023 alcoholic drinks
- Vermont - 1014 alcoholic drinks
- Michigan - 956 alcoholic drinks
As a country, Americans drank an average of 17 drinks per week in 2020. Michigan was a bit higher than that with an average of 18.3 drinks a week, or about 2.6 drinks per day throughout 2020.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), "Heavy drinking is defined as consuming 8 or more drinks per week for a woman or 15 or more drinks per week for a man."
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In a statement to MLive.com from DrugAbuse.com: “Last year, many of us tried to dull the stress and anxiety of isolation, and a host of other pandemic-related effects, with an overabundance of alcohol,”
If you think you have a drinking or drug abuse problem call the American Addiction Centers for help today at (877) 779-8108 or visit AmericanAddictionCenters.org.