Alcoholism Risk Rankings Reveal Complex Factors Contributing to Vulnerability in U.S. States

Texas outranks all other states in the U.S. for alcoholism risk.

A recent study conducted by has revealed that Texas is the state with the highest risk of alcoholism in the nation. The study found that a number of public health challenges and socioeconomic factors contribute to this vulnerability, including the lack of health insurance and formal schooling.

California and Florida also ranked high in terms of alcoholism risk, with factors such as lack of formal schooling and high rates of uninsured citizens being attributed to their vulnerability. Interestingly, the study noted that states with the highest GDP, including Texas, California, and New York, were among the top states with the highest risk of alcoholism.

Serene Gato from emphasized the complexity of alcoholism risks in the US and stressed the importance of addressing underlying societal factors. The full ranking of states with the highest risk of alcoholism is as follows: Texas, California, Florida, Nevada, New York, Louisiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Mexico

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