“Drinking Trends” Across Good Old Americana
- April 1, 2019
To say that alcohol helped build the U.S. is a bit of an understatement. From the exchanges of primitive liquors and beers initiated by Puritans to the development of vineyards in Napa County, California, booze of every color and flavor has flooded the rivers and streams of Good Old Americana, from Dixie to the North. Where else but America can you find the classic Long Island iced tea, German beer, and Irish liquors all compiled into one big pot? Today, let’s take a closer look at the ludicrous lushes that make up a part of our lovely country.
German Booze in the Rust Belt
When you consider the revered role of beer in Rust Belt culture, you won’t be shocked to learn that Green Bay, Wisconsin takes the cake as a bonafide alcohol capital in our country. For over 150 years, this city has enjoyed an overflow of beer and currently boasts the highest rate of binge drinking in the U.S., with 24% of adults taking part in rowdy booze nights. According to Kevin Revolinski, author of Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide, beer has become so ingrained in Green Bay life that it has become the butt of jokes around town.
So why is this city a beer hub? Some attribute Green Bay residents’ love of the fermented drink to the influx of German immigrants, who brought the secrets of their potent beverage with them.
Hipsters Love Their Cocktails
Each of us can agree that hipster culture isn’t a good thing as a standalone, so you won’t be shocked to hear that “hipster cities” are hubs for boozing. Ranking in the #2 and #9 spots as alcohol capitals, Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon establish the party rock mantra pretty early, combining popcorn with beer bottles, rather than soda, for movie night. Overall, Denver boasts a staggering 650 bars on Yelp and was once home to speakeasies during the Prohibition. Meanwhile, Portland is home to Modern Drunkard Magazine, which gained notoriety in 2004 for an article protesting a drop in Jack Daniel’s Black Label liquor (oh, the horror).
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Alcohol withdrawal can easily be one of the most frightening aspects of healing. During the course of the recovery process, you will suffer from minor to severe symptoms that may include night sweats, hallucinations, fevers, anxiety, and sadness, but always remember that you can find the strength to overcome these problems. However, you must always seek medical attention when you have decided to cut ties with alcohol, as the withdrawal process can be notoriously dangerous. Never attempt to do this without the supervision of a trained specialist.
If you are suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
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