Study finds binge-drinking in Butler Co. is higher than average

Survey says Butler Co. residents binge drink more

A recent study finds adults in Butler County are getting a bigger buzz compared to people living in other areas in the Tri-State.

According to Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey, Butler County adults engage in binge drinking more than adults in Greater Cincinnati. The study found 26 percent of Butler County adults binge drunk compared to 20 percent across the region. Both numbers higher than the national rate at 17 percent.

However, the report found Butler County is similar to other areas in the region in regards to how many people are drinking alcohol. In Butler County and Greater Cincinnati about half of the adults drink alcohol and about one in 20 are heavy drinkers.

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