FindRecovery.com has released a new study that ranks Texas as the state with the highest risk of alcoholism. The state’s public health challenges and socioeconomic factors contribute significantly to this risk. A lack of health insurance and formal schooling among its residents are some of the contributing factors.
California and Florida ranked second and third in the study, with similar issues contributing to their high risk of alcoholism. Despite being among the wealthiest states in the U.S., economic prosperity does not necessarily lower a state’s risk of alcoholism, according to Serene Gato from FindRecovery.com.
The study found that Texas has one of the highest rates of citizens without formal schooling, which can contribute to a higher risk of alcoholism. Similarly, California also has a high number of unemployed residents, while Florida has a high rate of citizens without health insurance. These underlying societal factors play a significant role in shaping a state’s risk of alcoholism.
In conclusion, addressing these underlying societal factors is crucial in reducing the risk of alcoholism across the U.S., including Texas, California, and Florida, which ranked as the top three states with the highest risk of alcoholism.