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Monday, August 1, 2011

Maybe this explains it

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM

According to a new report, adults in the nation's capital abuse alcohol more than anyone else in America.

According to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 8.1 percent of adults age 26 or older in D.C. are alcohol dependent. Looking at a long-term sampling, alcohol abuse rate is on the rise for the District, according to the survey.

The Washington Examiner first reported the story, noting that alcohol abuse has been a chronic issue in the District, affecting residents from the city's streets to former First Lady Betty Ford in the White House.

Marijuana and cocaine use was also high, according to the report.

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