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% of LGBT adults binge drinking in the last 30 days

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Updated: Jan 2020

According to the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFRSS), alcohol use is higher among Vermont adults than the U.S. 61% of Vermont adults drank any alcohol during the previous month, compared with 53% of U.S. adults. Eight percent of Vermont adults heavily drank in the last month, while only six percent of U.S. adults said the same.

There are no statistical differences in binge drinking by education, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and disability..

The Vermont Department of Health supports prevention through community-based, environmental and individual prevention programs aimed at reduction of binge drinking, marijuana and substance use, early intervention and prevention through our work with the organizations across the state.

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