Please watch this short video from the prestigious Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC defines
binge drinking to be where 4 or more drinks per occasion are taken
by a woman or 5 or more drinks per occasion for a man.
You will see the shocking statistics about binge drinking. The
problem is that many Americans believe binge drinking is socially
A wide range of health and social problems. About 70% of the 1.5
billion episodes of binge drinking in the US each year are for
adults over 26 years. Over 80% of binge drinkers are not alcohol
dependent or alcoholics. Binge drinking episodes go up with
There are a lot of interesting facts in this video. Whilst it does
get a bit prescriptive at the end (e.g. limiting alcohol sale
outlets) and some of the information is aimed at community level, I
think this is a useful video to watch to understand whether you
might be affected by binge drinking.
Just increasing your awareness about whether or not you might be
binge drinking is the first step in dealing with it.