Americans aren't just sleeping less during the pandemic, they're drinking more.

A new survey of 3,000 Americans (over 21) by the American Addiction Centers found that on average adults spent 172 hours drunk during the lockdown.

South Dakota logged 468 hours which is equivalent to 19 days, 12 hours.

Colorado logged 337 hours equaling nearly 14 days.

STATES WITH MOST DRUNK HOURS IN LOCKDOWN (American Addiction Centers) 

  1. South Dakota - 468
  2. New Mexico - 444
  3. New Jersey - 375
  4. Montana - 339
  5. Colorado - 337
  6. Connecticut - 288
  7. Minnesota - 272
  8. Georgia - 261
  9. (tie) North Carolina - 234
  10. (tie) Maine - 234
  11. (tie) Mississippi - 234

STATES WITH FEWEST DRUNK HOURS IN LOCKDOWN (American Addiction Centers) 

  1. Nevada 33
  2. Idaho 44
  3. Kentucky 50
  4. New Hampshire 66
  5. (tie) Pennsylvania 74
  6. (tie) Louisiana 74
  7. Nebraska 79
  8. Michigan 93
  9. Hawaii 94
  10. Arkansas 83

Not only do 14 percent of Americans say that they’re drinking enough to get drunk more often than they were before the pandemic, but approximately 1-in-5 hide our drinking habits from our significant other.

Another survey, by Morning Consult, one-in-four Millennials overindulge and approximately one-in-five Gen Xers upped their alcohol intake.

The American Heart Association is concerned about Americans' alcohol intake so they issued a warning regarding the increased risks for liver disease, obesity, breast cancer, depression, suicide, accidents as well as cardiovascular problems which include high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and heart attack.

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