TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A March 2022 survey ran through the American Addiction Centers (AAC) has revealed 16% of people in Arizona are continuous drinkers.
The participants admit they've never taken a prolonged break from drinking since they first started consuming alcohol.
According to the AAC, these Arizonans have only taken breaks due sobriety trends like:
- Dry January
- Sober October
This statistic is slightly below the national average of 19%.
"Arizonans' fondness of booze is so profound that the average drinker in the Grand Canyon State is content gaining 13 pounds in order to continue consuming their favorite alcoholic beverages," shared DrugAbuse.com in a statement.
Minnesota and Delaware had the highest and lowest rates of continuous drinkers at 32% and 7%, respectively.
About half of all survey respondents said they're more likely to diet than give up alcohol for a month.
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