Where Americans drink the most

Wisconsin stands out both for its total proportion of drinkers—nearly two-thirds of adults say they have had a drink in the past 30 days—and for its fondness for excess: 24 percent admit to being binge-drinkers, placing it first in proportion of bingers. On average, these people say they down between eight and nine drinks at a time, according to the CDC.

North Dakota and Washington, D.C. come in a close second and third, respectively, with 23.9 percent and 23.5 percent of adults reporting to binge-drink. Iowa and Illinois round out the top five binge-drinking states, making the Midwest the most common place to go overboard on alcohol.