A snap shot of Utahans Drinking habits

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“In 2022, $229.89 million of alcohol sales was put toward statewide services. It went towards transportation, infrastructure, health, education, public safety and school lunches for kids.“

Thanks mom for the lunch. Don’t thank me Timmy, thank the VODKA🤣

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I have no doubt this is happening nationwide. Consider the s#%t we’re in. I don’t drink, but my tv has heard enough of me.
Our population has grown as well by millions, says a lot. It ain’t just the suburban housewives that voted against Trump that started drinking when they couldn’t find baby formula!

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My brother in law worked in a package store about 45 years. One job. He said “when times are good, people drink. When times are bad, people drink.”

I’m on that wagon with you. Had one beer in 2007, none since, and had had enough by about 2003 iirc.
Dead or in prison if I’d continued, guaranteed. Brother in law passed at 67, sister in law at 64, fil at 68…all due to alcohol.

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Something I’d like to see more of than $ figures, would be adjusted-for-inflation per-capita $ figures, or some kind of units-per-person metric.

Growing population + inflation is going to show “growth” in raw dollars even if there hasn’t actually been a change.

But…that’s more work and probably fewer clicks so we don’t see it too often

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In 2019 Utah raised its allowable alcohol content in beer in grocery stores.

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Look up soju sometime. The United States is at the bottom of the chart with Russia and South Korea.

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I assume that adjusted to units of pure alcohol? Even at that, that’s about 1 bottle of wine per day split between two people. People in the USA are truly light-weights… :sunglasses:

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I stopped all alcohol at about 28,it seend that i could not stand the tast,bit earlier I was a drinker,and then my taste buds went wacko,but glad i did,just all of a sudden couldnt stand alcohol or beer

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So it is you that is holding the USA numbers down… :rofl: I am doing my part… :sunglasses:

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why am I holding the members down,I could care if they wat to drink,I just stated that i quite drinking about others i don’t care if they drink,that is their choice!

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It was a joke, hence the reason for the laughing emoji. Aside from that I stated the USA, not members. The joke being that your not drinking is the reason the units of alcohol per person in the USA is so low… :sunglasses:

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I have no problem with a joke Dave17 at all,we are good but i do get a return joke to you in the future LOL

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I went to law school in Utah many moons ago.

Utah’s relationship with liquor is simply bizarre. Liquor is sold in state-owned liquor stores and if you want a glass of wine with your dinner, you buy the wine from the state, bring it to your restaurant in a paper bag, and the restaurant will charge you a corkage fee to open the bottle and pour the wine.

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We’ve moved a little teeny bit past the Wine thing, You can get a glass of vino at a restaurant that has a state license to sell alcohol.

Just look for the signs required by law:

I’m Not making this stuff up.

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I was out working in Ogden for a few weeks in the late ‘90s. Someone in the bar had to “sponsor you“ before you got in and were served. Is that still a thing?

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Never heard of that one. Must have been a private club.

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