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Report: Falls Church Leads Nation in Drinking

Falls Church adults lead the nation in overall alcohol drinking according to a new study from the American Journal of Public Health.

A report published Thursday by the journal says that 78.7% of those 21 years and older in Falls Church have at least one drink a month, the highest percentage in the country. Aki Mokad, a lead author of the study and a professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington says in USA Today “Educated, affluent (people) enjoy a glass of wine every night. They can afford it, and they are cautious about their health.”

While Falls Church leads the U.S. in overall drinking, Menominee County in Wisconsin leads in binge drinking and Esmeralda, Nevada is home to the country’s heaviest drinkers.