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Coeur d'Alene tops CDC list as drunkest city in Idaho

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Excessive alcohol drinking is responsible for tens of thousands of Americans' deaths each year. But it's not just a physical toll on the country, it's a economic one as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that excessive alcohol consumption cost the U.S. economy an estimated $250 billion in 2010. Most of that is a result of lost productivity, medical bills, and vehicle crashes. 

Excessive drinking, according to the CDC is defined as four or more drinks in a single sitting for women, and five or more for men. Heavy drinking is defined as at least eight drinks a week for women and 15 for men. 

24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the CDC to identify the metropolitan areas reporting the highest levels of binge and heavy drinking in each state.

In Idaho, it's Coeur d'Alene where 18% of adults admit to binge or heavy drinking. In Washington, it's Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue. 20% of adults say they binge or heavy drink there. 

To see the full list CLICK HERE: http://247wallst.com/special-report/2017/11/20/drunkest-city-in-every-state/2/
 

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