Mike Ryan

BOOZE: The Drunkest States of America

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Fourth of July weekend is coming up and Americans will be celebrating our independence with fireworks, cookouts and drinking — a lot of drinking. But the booze will be flowing more in some parts of the country than others.

Using research conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, all 50 states and Washington, D.C., have been ranked in order of alcohol consumption per capita, each year. Leading the way is New Hampshire with more than 4.6 gallons of booze consumed per capita. They’re followed by Washington, D.C.; Delaware, Nevada, and North Dakota.

Pulling up the rear, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Utah at just over 1.3 gallon of alcohol per person. Click here for the full ranking.