CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A popular news and opinion website has released its annual "25 Drunkest Cities" in America list, and its creators have moved Charleston further up the list.
According to this year's list from The Daily Beast, Charleston finished 2012 as the 4th-drunkest city, up from the 12th-drunkest city in 2011.
Statistics obtained by The Daily Beast state an average of 15.3 alcoholic drinks are consumed by adults per month.
That's up a little over 1 percent from the 2011 average number of drinks imbibed by Charleston adults.
The two other stats: percentage of population classified as binge drinkers, and percentage of population classified as heavy drinkers, held steady at 17.3 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively.
Charleston finishes three spots ahead of New Orleans and trails only Milwaukee, Norfolk, and Boston in the this year's list.