A new federal study finds when it comes to binge drinking Chico is the worst city in the entire state. That is according to Financial News Company 24/7 Wall Street.
They reviewed data from the CDC on the binge drinking habits in metro areas in each state.
They found that in Chico, about 21% of adults take part in heavy drinking.That number is higher than the state average of 18%.
They have also found that over 34% of the driving deaths in Chico are alcohol related.
According to Randall Stone from the Chico City Council, “With a statistically much younger population, and 17,000 of the 93-thousand population in fact not even counting in those, are undergraduates in college in an only CSU system with a residential campus, I'm not only surprised by it, but so what.” Stone went on to say that in the past 5 years Chico State has been making great strides in reducing alcohol consumption by students, and credits the new administration that’s more willing to work with the city.