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    Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    New Year's Day 1916 was rough for Colorado residents looking for a little hair of the dog. On that Saturday, the state stopped all liquor sales, predating Prohibition by 4 years. Today, Colorado once again leads the nation in its attitude toward alcohol — but now, the mandate seems to be "drink till you drop." In our second ranking of urban inebriation, Aurora comes in 82nd, Colorado Springs finishes 98th, and, once again, Denver is Most Dangerously Drunk.

    We looked at annual death rates due to alcoholic liver disease, as well as who's headed there by regularly downing five or more drinks in a sitting (CDC). Next, we factored in drunk-driving arrests (FBI) and the percentage of fatal accidents involving intoxicated motorists (U.S. Department of Transportation). Then, after tallying the MADD report card of state efforts to cut down on excessive drinking, we had our ranking and, for the state of Colorado, an invitation to AA.

    The list below ranks the cities from most dangerously drunk to least dangerously drunk.

    http://health.msn.com/health-topics/addiction/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100182332&Gt1=10710


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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    96. Fargo, ND F
    I wonder if this is NP's fault

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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    Is my post count going up? With this post?


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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    Heck ya!
    My Fargo came in #5, I'll drink to that!
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    Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    [size=12pt]Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities[/size]
    By the Editors of Men's Health

    New Year's Day 1916 was rough for Colorado residents looking for a little hair of the dog. On that Saturday, the state stopped all liquor sales, predating Prohibition by 4 years. Today, Colorado once again leads the nation in its attitude toward alcohol — but now, the mandate seems to be "drink till you drop." In our second ranking of urban inebriation, Aurora comes in 82nd, Colorado Springs finishes 98th, and, once again, Denver is Most Dangerously Drunk.

    We looked at annual death rates due to alcoholic liver disease, as well as who's headed there by regularly downing five or more drinks in a sitting (CDC). Next, we factored in drunk-driving arrests (FBI) and the percentage of fatal accidents involving intoxicated motorists (U.S. Department of Transportation). Then, after tallying the MADD report card of state efforts to cut down on excessive drinking, we had our ranking and, for the state of Colorado, an invitation to AA.

    The list below ranks the cities from most dangerously drunk to least dangerously drunk.

    Most Dangerously Drunk

    100. Denver, CO F

    99. Anchorage, AK F

    98. Colorado Springs, CO F

    97. Omaha, NE F

    96. Fargo, ND F

    95. San Antonio, TX F

    94. Austin, TX F

    93. Fresno, CA F

    92. Lubbock, TX F

    91. Milwaukee, WI F

    90. El Paso, TX F

    89. Spokane, WA F

    88. Washington, DC F

    87. Columbia, SC F

    86. St. Louis, MO D-

    85. Bakersfield, CA D-

    84. San Diego, CA D

    83. Cheyenne, WY D

    82. Aurora, CO D

    81. Houston, TX D

    80. Portland, OR D

    79. Seattle, WA D

    78. Boise, ID D

    77. Tucson, AZ D+

    76. Dallas, TX D+

    75. Jacksonville, FL D+

    74. Toledo, OH D+

    73. Madison, WI D+

    72. Oakland, CA D+

    71. Modesto, CA D+

    70. Billings, MT D+

    69. Fremont, CA D+

    68. Oklahoma City, OK D+

    67. San Francisco, CA D+

    66. Sacramento, CA D+

    65. Los Angeles, CA D+

    64. Phoenix, AZ D+

    63. Albuquerque, NM D+

    62. Chicago, IL D+

    61. Providence, RI D+

    60. Fort Wayne, IN C-

    59. Manchester, NH C-

    58. Charleston, WV C-

    57. Burlington, VT C-

    56. Lincoln, NE C-

    55. Corpus Christi, TX C-

    54. Des Moines, IA C-

    53. Indianapolis, IN C-

    52. Pittsburgh, PA C-

    51. Honolulu, HI C-

    50. St. Paul, MN C

    49. Tampa, FL C

    48. Greensboro, NC C

    47. Las Vegas, NV C

    46. Baltimore, MD C

    45. Riverside, CA C

    44. Norfolk, VA C

    43. Detroit, MI C+

    42. Arlington, TX C+

    41. Grand Rapids, MI C+

    40. San Jose, CA C+

    39. St. Petersburg, FL C+

    38. Nashville, TN C+

    37. Charlotte, NC C+

    36. Wilmington, DE C+

    35. Orlando, FL C+

    34. Minneapolis, MN C+

    33. Kansas City, MO C+

    32. Fort Worth, TX C+

    31. Tulsa, OK C+

    30. Anaheim, CA B-

    29. Wichita, KS B-

    28. Lexington, KY B-

    27. Philadelphia, PA B-

    26. Montgomery, AL B-

    25. Rochester, NY B-

    24. Raleigh, NC B

    23. Cincinnati, OH B

    22. Louisville, KY B

    21. Bangor, ME B

    20. Memphis, TN B

    19. Boston, MA B

    18. Hartford, CT B+

    17. Sioux Falls, SD B+

    16. Birmingham, AL B+

    15. Baton Rouge, LA B+

    14. Columbus, OH B+

    13. Cleveland, OH B+

    12. Atlanta, GA B+

    11. Newark, NJ B+

    Least Dangerously Drunk

    10. Jersey City, NJ B+

    9. Richmond, VA B+

    8. New York, NY B+

    7. Little Rock, AR A-

    6. Salt lake City, UT A-

    5. Yonkers, NY A-

    4. Jackson, MS A

    3. Buffalo, NY A

    2. Miami, FL A

    1. Durham, NC A+...
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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    Well, my fair city is at 80. Not bad. Someone posted a drunkest cities thread a while back and we came in pretty dismally. It appears my efforts are finally starting to have an effect.

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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    I find it interesting that Milwaukee, WI is more dangerous than Madison, WI.

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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    Closest to me is 9. Richmond, VA B+.
    I live about 30 miles from there.


    The tidewater area is a bunch of small cities with a huge transient group of residents (Army, Navy, Marines, Airforce etc) which is probably why we aren't on the list.


    Alot of drunk sailors running around here my friends.
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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    ALREADY POSTED

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40259.0

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    Re: Metrogrades: The Drunkest Cities

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    ALREADY POSTED

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40259.0
    ....and now merged.

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