Cleveland Ranked No. 1 for Most Binge Drinkers & Makes Top 25 Drunkest Cities List
The Daily Beast recently ranked the 25 "drunkest" cities in America, and good ol' Cleveland made the cut, coming in at No. 24. The city also nabbed the No. 1 spot for having the most binge drinkers of any other major city in the United States.
According to the website, the average number of drinks consumed by adults in Cleveland each month is 13.1, which got Cleveland into the top 25, but only beat out Burlington, Vermont which was ranked No. 25.
Cleveland, however, ranked number one in the nation for binge drinking, which is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as "a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours."
20.4 percent of Cleveland adults are binge drinkers, the most of any of the 25 cities that made the list. Boston was the city with the next highest number of binge drinkers at 20.1 percent, and topped the overall list with 15.6 average drinkers per adult per month.