Forbes Magazine has ranked Austin as one of the hardest drinking cities in America. Says Forbes, "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 61.5% of adult residents say they have had at least one drink of alcohol within the past 30 days, and a staggering 20.6% of respondents confess to binge drinking, or having five or more drinks on one occasion."
When you've got one of the largest universities (50,000+ enrolled) smack dab in the middle of town, I guess that's going to happen.
I'm doing my part to lower that number. I've only had 2 glasses of wine in the last three months! Of course, I'm pregnant. And it's Shiner's 100 year anniversary this year. So once this baby pops out in July, hand me five or more beers! I need to catch up.