By: Amanda Jacobs
- 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.