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Chico named worst city for binge drinking

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.

Posted: Nov 23, 2017 10:20 AM
Updated: Nov 23, 2017 12:56 PM

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.

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