I’m so disappointed

What the hell’s going on here? I think Louisianans drank more than this during Prohibition.

Louisiana booze use tumbles to No. 41

Louisiana, often thought of as ground zero for intoxication, has sobered up a bit.

Louisiana ranks No. 41 in alcohol use among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to the recent U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report. It ranks No. 23 in binge drinking, 26th in drug use and 17th for tobacco use.

The study counted usage among those age 12 and older in 2002 and 2003.

A total of 46.27 percent of Louisianians surveyed used alcohol in the past month. New Hampshire had the highest percentage at 59.8 percent.

Forty-six percent in the last MONTH?!? That’s it?! Jeezm, I mean, what’s the point of Circle K pricing beer less than fruit juice if we’re not going to consume it?

Louisiana had a binge drinking rate of 23.77 percent. Binge drinking is having five or more drinks on the same occasion. North Dakota had the highest rate at 31.37 percent.

Louisiana drug use in the past month was in the middle of the pack with 8.07 percent while Alaska had the highest rate with 12.01 percent.

In Louisiana 32.7 percent of the population used tobacco in the past month. Kentucky was first with 39.78 percent.

No longer the fattest state. And now far from the “drinkingest”. I shudder to think about what’s next.

Article from CityBusiness (sub req, my emphs).

2 Comments so far

  1. Tyler (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2005 @ 6:47 pm

    I couldn’t make head or tails of these statistics.

    OK. I couldn’t read the statistics … or the screen … since I was so drunk. But still.

    (Yes, I live in NC … so that explains why I (1) can’t read, and (2) drink until I think I can read …)

  2. Skeeter2 (unregistered) on February 25th, 2005 @ 3:10 pm

    The stix can’t include homebrew and moonshine !

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