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.
- 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.