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Drunk and bored in Cheney country

9.2.06
From today's New York Times

Boredom in the West Fuels Binge Drinking

By TIMOTHY EGAN
Published: September 2, 2006

CODY, Wyo. -- Barely five people per square mile live on the high, wind-raked ground of Wyoming; the entire state is a small town with long streets, as they say. The open space means room to roam and a sense of frontier freedom.

It also means that on any given night, an unusually high percentage of young people here are drinking alcohol until they vomit, pass out or do something that lands them in jail or nearly gets them killed....

In examining behavior in 340 regions of the country, the survey found that 7 of the top 10 areas for under-age binge drinking -- defined as five or more drinks at a time -- were in Wyoming, Montana and North and South Dakota....

And while it may be a mystery to some why the least-populated part of the country leads the nation in the percentage of young people drinking to excess, it is no surprise to many people in Wyoming or Montana. Teenagers, police officers and counselors offer the same reason: the boredom of the big empty....

I think so many kids drink because the state is barren, desolate and boring to some people, and there is not really anything to do, said Isaiah Spigner, a recent high school graduate from Cheyenne who is headed for the University of Wyoming....

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