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Uh Oh… Here Are The 9 Drunkest Counties In New Mexico

Compared to some states, like New Hampshire and Delaware, New Mexicans don’t consume that much alcohol. We’re not in the top ten drunkest states, even when alcohol is calculated on a per capita basis. Throughout the United States there are 4.22 bars per 10,000 people. Here, there are a mere 2.33 bars per 10,000 people. Still, there are certain counties in New Mexico that are boozier than others!

County Health Rankings collects data about excessive drinking. This is defined as drinking an average of more than one alcoholic beverage per day for women or two for men. Binge drinking is also factored in. This means consuming four drinks for women or five for men, in one sitting, during the previous 30 days. Bear in mind that the information is self-reported, but attempting to cross reference this data with stats about lying gave us a headache worse than any hangover! So, we’re trusting the honor system.

Check out the drunkiest counties in New Mexico.

What do you think about these findings?

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.