The Center For Disease Control And Prevention reports that binge drinking is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typically happens when men consume 5 or more drinks, and when women consume 4 or more drinks, in about 2 hours.
Strangely enough, most people who binge drink are not alcohol dependent.
More at the CDC Fact Sheet
In my younger years, from age 16 and into my twenties I drank heavily, indulging in binge drinking and late-night partying to a startling excess, then tapering off after I married and we had children. My last glass of beer was served to me in 1983 at an outdoor cafe on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, and my last drink of alcohol of any kind (it was a Screwdriver) was also in the 1980s, the day before my daughter was married -- at the bar of the motel where we were staying in Rome NY.
That was around thirty years ago.
(Then I quit smoking in 1985, April 12 at twelve noon.)
(And I don't chase after women, either.)
(Still enjoy looking, though.)
Did You Know . . .?
Although college students commonly binge drink, 70% of binge drinking episodes involve adults age 26 years and older
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