North Dakota's Drunkest City for 2023.

We have a new title winner.  In the past, this has been something reserved for our big college towns to the east such as Grand Forks, and Fargo where they drink beer for breakfast on a daily basis.  Hold my beer, not anymore.  More on that in a moment.

According to our friends at 24/7 Wall Street, who conducted the survey, 1 in 6 Americans indulge in excessive drinking.

The data for this survey was compiled from 24/7 Tempo, which reviewed the percentage of men and women over 18 who reported heavy or binge drinking in each state's metropolitan areas.

There seems to be a pattern with the states who drink the most. 

They're for the most part larger states, cold weather states, and located in the northern plains.  A sad stat includes 3 of the 4 metro areas with the highest alcohol-related driving deaths: Montana, North Dakota, and Alaska.

It's thought that the colder weather encourages alcohol consumption.  Hmmm, ever gone ice fishing before?  Yep, I would say that is true for many.

So, who holds the 2023 title in North Dakota as "The Drunkest City"?

Pretty good chance you might even be living in it.  Yep, according to 24/7 Wall Street, the Capitol City of Bismarck is your new title winner.  Not something you want to be known for.  Adults who drink excessively in Bismarck?  A staggering 23.1%.

As I'm sure you know, excessive drinking leads to a host of health-related issues and can contribute to the decision to drink and drive.

What's the old saying, "Please, use our products in moderation."

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