Is a bar's proximity to your house inverse to how much you'll drink?

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Do you feel the call of last call?
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  • Do you feel the call of last call?
The most devastating drinking I have ever done (White Russians after midnight, neon-colored anything) is when I was within stumbling distance of my own home. It's the liquid correlation of the statistic that suggests most automobile accidents happen within hailing distance of your house.

Reuters reports that a new Finnish study discovered that the closer one lives to a bar, the more likely you are to tie one on. According to the study published in the journal Addiction, if you live within 0.6 miles of a bar, you have a 17 percent better chance of being a heavy drinker (defined here as more than 10 ounces of alcohol in a week). If a bar is close to your house, are you drawn there like a moth to a flame?

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