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Unprecedented Study Reveals Texas as the State with Highest Risk of Alcoholism in US, Highlighting Socioeconomic Factors and Lack of Health Insurance

ByEditor

Feb 13, 2024
The state of Texas has the highest prevalence of alcoholism in the United States.

A recent study from FindRecovery.com has identified Texas as the state with the highest risk of alcoholism in the United States. Factors contributing to this risk include a lack of health insurance and formal schooling among its residents. California and Florida ranked second and third in the study, with similar issues contributing to their high risk of alcoholism.

The research revealed that public health challenges and socioeconomic factors play a significant role in Texas’ vulnerability to alcoholism. An overwhelming number of Texans lack health insurance, and the state also has a high number of citizens without formal schooling. In California, which came in second place, there is also a high number of citizens without formal schooling and unemployed residents. Florida, in third place, also has a high rate of citizens without health insurance.

Interestingly, economic prosperity does not necessarily lower a state’s risk of alcoholism. States with the highest GDP, including Texas, California, and New York, were found to have among the highest risk of alcoholism. Serene Gato from FindRecovery.com emphasized the complexity of alcoholism risks in the U.S., stating that it is not just about economic prosperity but also about addressing underlying societal factors. The full ranking revealed Texas, California, and Florida as the top three states with the highest risk of alcoholism, followed by Nevada, New York, Louisiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania

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