Let's face it, there were a lot of reasons to have a drink in 2020, but Michiganders took drinking to a whole new level compared to most other states.

Drugabuse.com released a chart of the average standard alcoholic drinks consumed per person in each state during 2020 and Michigan ranked 10th on that list.

Average Alcohol Consumption Per Person In 2020

  1. Alaska - 1404 alcoholic drinks
  2. Rhode Island - 1261 alcoholic drinks
  3. New Jersey - 1130 alcoholic drinks
  4. Oklahoma - 1106 alcoholic drinks
  5. Arkansas - 1076 alcoholic drinks
  6. Illinois - 1050 alcoholic drinks
  7. Wisconsin - 1025 alcoholic drinks
  8. Montana - 1023 alcoholic drinks
  9. Vermont - 1014 alcoholic drinks
  10. Michigan - 956 alcoholic drinks

As a country, Americans drank an average of 17 drinks per week in 2020.  Michigan was a bit higher than that with an average of 18.3 drinks a week, or about 2.6 drinks per day throughout 2020.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), "Heavy drinking is defined as consuming 8 or more drinks per week for a woman or 15 or more drinks per week for a man."

Do you think you drank more than 18 drinks a week? Let us know in the poll below.

In a statement to MLive.com from DrugAbuse.com: “Last year, many of us tried to dull the stress and anxiety of isolation, and a host of other pandemic-related effects, with an overabundance of alcohol,”

If you think you have a drinking or drug abuse problem call the American Addiction Centers for help today at (877) 779-8108 or visit AmericanAddictionCenters.org.

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