Washington D.C. Is Drunk On Power, Spending…And Alcohol


It makes sense: the percentage of adults living in Washington D.C. who abuse alcohol is higher than any other city in the country, according to a new report.

Over eight per cent of D.C. residents age 26 or older abuse alcohol, and the number is rising.

The study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also looked at use of marijuana and cocaine around the country.

While D.C. was also near the top of the list for coke use (3.78% having used it in the last year), Alaska residents were found to be the nation’s top pot users—11.5% smoked marijuana in the last month before the survey.

According to the Washington Examiner
, a total 11.3% of Washington D.C. residents over the age of 12 are dependent on alcohol or some other mood-altering chemical.

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