The results of a new study have sent to a shock wave throughout the Lonestar State and the news wasn't a whole lot better for those in the Bayou State.

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The study named the states most vulnerable to alcoholism and Texas was number one in the entire country.  Louisiana didn't fare much better finishing in sixth place.

Conducted by the addiction resource site,, this study assessed each state against socio-economic factors, including unemployment rates, poverty levels, educational attainment, and lack of basic amenities, among others, assigning a point score for each metric.

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Speaking on the findings, Serene Gato from said, “Our findings underscore the complexity of alcoholism risks in the U.S., revealing that it's not just about economic prosperity but also about addressing the underlying societal factors.”

The study shows that Texas is the state with the highest risk of alcoholism, scoring 72.38 out of a possible 100 points.

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The Lone Star State faces notable challenges, including the highest rates of uninsured citizens and the third-highest number of the population without any formal schooling, at 13,878 and 1,849 per 100,000 citizens, respectively.

The States With The Highest Risk For Alcoholism Index:

1. Texas 72.38
2. California 67.28
3. Florida 62.55
4. Nevada 59.79
5. New York 59.58
6. Louisiana 59.03
7. Illinois 57.60
8. Pennsylvania 56.94
9. New Mexico 54.66
10. Mississippi 54.41


Texas Led The Country And Louisiana Finished In Sixth

Coming in the sixth spot, Louisiana was determined to have 59.03 points and posted the second-highest number of people with an income below the poverty line in the past year at 17,810 per 100,000.

Gato, of said, “Alcoholism can affect anyone, but getting sober doesn't have to be a journey you take alone. Surrounding yourself with the right support can make all the difference. Remember, there's always help and plenty of resources available for those in need.”

Louisiana's 21 Most Wanted Criminals

While some of these have been missing for over 50 years and are likely deceased, many have escaped prison in the past 10 years and could likely still be in Louisiana so keep your eyes peeled and should you spot one of these criminals, immediately contact police.

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