Drinking Too Much

By Leah Kirstein

Published 05/08 2014 06:06PM

Updated 05/08 2014 06:44PM

ELK COUNTY - Per capita, about 24% of drinkers in Elk County, drink excessive amounts.
County Health Rankings.org states they are tied for second most amount of excessive drinkers in the state.

The percentage is actually down from 2013 when the survey says 26% of drinkers were excessive.

To be excessive a woman drinks 1 drink or more a day or 3 at an event every 30 days. A man drinks 2 a day or has 5 drinks at an event every 30 days.

The Center for Disease Control says excessive drinking can impact your health. In Elk County, residents say it is part of their culture. They add it is important to be responsible and to know your limits.

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