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New report reveals the days when we drink the most

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Everyone has their own way of coping with those seasonal affective slumps, but apparently most of those methods involve alcohol. As the breathalyzer company BACtrack found when they crunched their 2014 numbers, winter is the booziest season, accounting for almost all of the biggest drinking days of the year. And here you thought your summer yacht parties were out of control.

BACtrack looked at their blood alcohol content data to determine the dates. According to the intel, the days this year when we were most likely to dance with a lampshade on our head were...

  • January 18th
  • January 19th
  • January 25th
  • February 1st
  • February 2nd (Super Bowl Sunday)
  • February 15th
  • March 7th
  • March 8th
  • March 14th
  • March 15th
  • May 3rd
  • December 6th
  • December 7th
  • December 31st

BACtrack also investigated which US cites were posting the highest BACs, and found that Waltham, MA; Jersey City, NJ; Champlin, MN; New Orleans, LA; and Greenville, SC are the liquor capitals of America. The "East South Central" area was also the booziest region, followed by New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

As we move into 2015, let's see if we can get Presidents Day on the grid this time. You owe it to Andrew Jackson.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and wants to know what the hell is going down on January 19th. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.