Austin, Texas, is well-known for its night life and the infamous “Dirty 6th”. Forbes recently ranked Austin as the 5th drunkest city in the US. People gather from around the world to attend events like SXSW Film and SXSW Music Festival. Home to the University of Texas, Austin is ideal for the student and college campus lifestyles to kick back and drink a few beers. Yes, the city is known for many others things including Circuit of the Americas, ACL, and Fun Fun Fun Fest. Paradoxically, did you know that Austin is ranked high for the biggest Recovery Community? Austin has a diverse and thriving population of alcoholics in their recovery community. On average 115 twelve step meetings happen daily in Austin, including 67 AA meetings. Expanding that search to the greater Austin area, the number would increase to 134 AA meetings daily! Now that’s a large Recovery Community.
Heres the Top 5 Drunkest Cities In America according to Forbes.
- Minneapolis-St Paul
- Columbus, Ohio
These two different types live side by side and coexist in the city of Austin, Texas. Evidence shoes that providing addicts and alcoholics with proper needed treatment and tools in their recovery, they can live in the free mans world. Such treatment includes: Detox, Residential Treatment, Sober Living, IOP, and Recovery Coaching.