And the Drunkest Day of the Year Is…


No surprises here. We are about to slosh into the New Year with a few more toasts than usual.

The smartphone breathalyzer BACtrack anonymously recorded the blood alcohol content of more than 300,000 users to aggregate data on our boozy habits. 

And the drunkest day of the year? New Year’s Eve.

January 1, 2014 – filled with fitness resolutions, health goals, and fresh starts – began with a massive headache and likely some aspirin-fueled regret. Users averaged a BAC of .094% the night before, far beyond the .06% threshold where a nice buzz deteriorates into poor singing and emotional diatribes.

Whether celebrating love or trying to ignore it, the week of Valentine’s Day acheived the thirstiest seven-day stretch. Users averaged a BAC higher than .06% – the level where you are considered drunk – everyday that week.

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BACtrack’s data also recorded BAC averages by state, finding Iowans are having a little too much fun. The top five states and their average yearly BAC are:

>>> Iowa, .122%
>>> Arkansas, .113%
>>> Alabama, .112%
>>> Maine, .107%
>>> Tennessee, .106%

Little Waltham, Massachusetts – pop. 62,277 – achieved the drunkest city, with a yearly average BAC of .133%. 

For an in-depth look at BACtrack’s data, read their report here. We can only assume when the egg sandwich consumption data comes out, it will correlate nicely.

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