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Drinking booze isn’t clever, but booze drinkers are

According to this Psychology Today post, the smarter you are, the more likely you are to drink – although presumably there are differences in who drinks what, or Stephen Hawking would be off his face on Super Lager.

more intelligent children, both in the United Kingdom and the United States, grow up to consume alcohol more frequently and in greater quantities than less intelligent children.  Controlling for a large number of demographic variables, such as sex, race, ethnicity, religion, marital status, number of children,education, earnings, depression, satisfaction with life, frequency of socialization with friends, number of recent sex partners, childhood social class, mother’s education, and father’s education, more intelligent children grow up to drink more alcohol in the UK and the US.