February 23, 2024 12:20 am
The state of Texas has the highest prevalence of alcoholism in the United States.

The study by FindRecovery.com has revealed that Texas has the highest risk of alcoholism in the United States. This is due to a combination of public health challenges and socioeconomic factors, including a lack of health insurance and formal schooling among its residents. California and Florida followed closely behind, with similar issues contributing to their high risk of alcoholism.

One of the key findings of the study was that economic prosperity does not necessarily lower a state’s risk of alcoholism. Even states with the highest GDP, such as Texas, California, and New York, were found to have among the highest rates of alcoholism.

Serene Gato from FindRecovery.com emphasized the complexity of alcoholism risks in the U.S., stating that it is not just about economic prosperity but also about addressing underlying societal factors. The full ranking revealed Texas, California, and Florida as the top three states with the highest risk of alcoholism, followed by Nevada, New York, Louisiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Mississippi.

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