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Quebec Regions Were Ranked By Alcohol Use & Here's Who Drinks The Most

The most moderate drinkers got an actual trophy.

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Quebec Regions Were Ranked By Alcohol Use & Here's Who Drinks The Most

A new survey has ranked Quebec regions based on how much alcohol people drink.

Éduc'alcool, an independent organization that encourages moderate drinking, found that Mauricie had the highest rate of excessive drinking in 2021 while Outaouais had the lowest rate of excessive drinking in the province this year. Nord-du-Québec was not included in the survey.

This means the mayor of Gatineau gets to keep "The Éduc'alcool Moderation Trophy" at City Hall until the next survey takes place in two years.

Here's the full list going from most moderate drinkers to most excessive drinkers:

  1. Outaouais
  2. Laval and Centre-du-Québec
  3. Bas-Saint-Laurent
  4. Gaspésie-Iles–de-la-Madeleine and Chaudière-Appalaches
  5. Estrie and Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  6. Lanaudière, Laurentides, Capitale-Nationale and Montérégie
  7. Montreal
  8. SaguenayLac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord
  9. Mauricie

"This survey, which we have been conducting every two years since 2015, is not intended as a competition. It is designed to take a snapshot of drinking across Quebec and highlight the situation in each region," said Hubert Sacy, Éduc'alcool's director general, in a statement.

"We hope it will lead all Quebecers, wherever they live, to reflect upon their drinking habits and modify them, as needed."

In Montreal, people drink most in bars or while gambling, according to the survey. The survey also found that Montreal has the highest percentage of Quebecers whose drinking has had a negative impact on their friendships, social lives and family lives.

Montrealers are also most likely to mix alcohol with weed, along with folks in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and Chaudière-Appalaches.

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