A recent study by FindRecovery.com has identified Texas as the state with the highest risk of alcoholism in the United States. The study found that a lack of health insurance and formal schooling among Texas residents are significant factors contributing to this risk.
California and Florida followed closely behind, with similar issues contributing to their high risk of alcoholism. Interestingly, states with the highest GDP, including Texas, California, and New York, were also found to have among the highest risk of alcoholism.
Serene Gato from FindRecovery.com emphasized that while economic prosperity can play a role in reducing alcoholism rates, it is not the only factor. Addressing underlying societal factors is also crucial in addressing this complex issue.
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, New Mexico, and Mississippi.