Top 10% of Americans enjoy an average of 74 alcoholic drinks per week


#1

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#2

74 a week? Yow!
That reminds me. My boozy root beer should be cold enough now.


#3

Sounds legit.


74 a week at say $2 each on average…
That’s a mortgage.


#4

Well if you are not buying at the bar anyway. I dunno the last time I even got a PBR while out somewhere for less than $3.


#5

some researchers are starting to urge public health officials to focus more on the dangers posed by alcohol…

Isn’t that adorable! Researchers expect to have an impact on policy!


#6

It’s not my mortgage… :frowning:


I dare anyone to drink 74 PBRs in a week (or in a lifetime).


#7

Don’t I know it. The local watering hole is $4.25 for a beer, and $6 for a glass of wine. So I have to assume people that pound 70+ a week divide it between two buck chuck and going out. Thus $2 a serving.

Just a guesstimate though (hiccup) :slight_smile:


#8

Maybe they just buy the drinks but don’t drink 'em? Or use them… otherwise? A couple of fellas who bathe in champagne once a week could skew the statistics quite a bit, I’d think.

#Edit
Also what about people who regularly buy rounds at bars? Is this statistic about true consumption as in drinking or as in buying?


#9

74? Lightweights.


#10

I remember the time when I was young I drank a six pack of pbr. Can’t tell you what was worse, the spinning of the burping.


#11

Is there an actual percentage of alcohol being measured here? Are we comparing a beer to scotch on the rocks as 1:1 or more like 1:5+.? I can see seasoned alcoholics drinking hard liquor more than a case of beer a day. (Although I know someone that does probably drink that much beer.)


#12

And that 10% is celebrating the results of this survey because this is the first time they’ve ever been on top of anything.


#13

Damn. I remember when $5 would buy a pitcher.


#14

10 drinks a day keeps the doctor away?


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#16

Yahoo answers:Is drinking a fifth of whiskey a day considered an alcoholic?


#17

Away, but on standby


#18

I hate to admit it but I can absolutely put away ten in a day.

…with a midday nap, and a very greasy cheese burger.


#19

Yeah, but every day? And not just for like a week or two?


#20

Do I look like Archer?

Actually, don’t answer that.