I don’t got no drinking problem

A cool interactive map provided by Gannett allows you to check out drinking statistics and “rankings” based on 10 categories like drunk driving fatalities, alcohol related health care costs, gallons sold per capita, etc.

It’s pretty much what you’d expect: outside the bible belt, alcohol poses the biggest problems in rural, sparsely populated states. Good public transportation and population density aren’t typically thought of as public health boons, but in this sense really can be. In addition to reducing the need to drive when you drink, enhanced public transportation and population density results in more non-alcohol related activities.

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