Binge Drinking

By: Amanda Jacobs

What Is Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above

Interesting Facts

  • Binge drinking can result in brain damage faster and more severe than chronic drinking.
  • Binge drinking during pregnancy is not healthy and can cause fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol birth related defects.
  • One in six adults binge drink about four times a month consuming about eight drinks per binge.
  • Binge drinking is more common with households whose income is $75,000 or more.
  • Men are twice as likely to binge drink than women
  • More than half the alcohol consumed by adults is in the form of binge drinking.
  • Binge drinking when young can cause changes in DNA in brain cells.