Binge Drinking Has Serious Risks

Binge drinking is defined as men drinking 5 or more drinks, or women drinking 4 or more drinks, in a 2-hour time span, which quickly raises a person’s Blood Alcohol Level.

Binge Drinking:

  • is most common among younger adults, age 18-34
  • is twice as common among men than women
  • can lead to violent activity
  • is the cause of car crashes, falls, burns, and alcohol poisoning
  • can lead to unwanted sexual activity, unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections
  • can contribute to chronic diseases like high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, liver disease
  • can cause learning and memory problems

Binge Drinking is a serious–but preventable–health problem. Read more on this subject from the Centers for Disease Control.