Recently, North Dakota was named the state with the best 'quality of life.' However, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some adult beverages while enjoying that quality of life...or does it?

In recent years, North Dakota has finished near the top of the list of the 'Drunkest States in America,' but in 2018, we have captured the top spot.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released the list. The factors in determining such a statistic are listed as follows:

  • Adults drinking excessively: 24.7%
  • Alcohol-related driving deaths: 46.7% (the highest)
  • Adults in fair or poor health: 13.4% (9th lowest)
  • Drunkest metro area: Fargo, ND-MN

The percentage of adults drinking excessively is the highest in the country at 24.7 percent and is well above the U.S. average of 18 percent. That also contributed to the state's alcohol-related driving deaths, which is a staggering 46.7 percent. Far above the 30 percent average for the country.

Wisconsin, Alaska, Montana, Illinois, and Minnesota rounded out the top six drunkest states in the country.

We all know that North Dakota definitely enjoys its alcohol. We all like to have fun, and sometimes, it's a little too much fun. That being said, there's absolutely no excuse for getting behind the wheel after doing so. We all have friends to call. There are also taxis, Uber, and Lyft at our disposal. Please drink responsibly and whatever you do, don't drink and drive.

Party responsibly, North Dakota!