What is it?
Binge drinking is the large amount of alcohol consumed in a short period of time
BInge Drinking facts
- Although college students commonly binge drink, 70% of binge drinking episodes.
- Woman are twice as likely to start to Binge drink.
- Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers.
Binge Drinking health problems information
- Unintentional injuries ( car crashes, falls, burns, drowning)
- Intentional injuries (firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence)
- Alcohol poisoning
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Unintended pregnancy
- Children born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- High blood pressure, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases
- Liver disease
- Neurological damage
- Sexual dysfunction
- Poor control of diabetes.
- One in three (30%) sexual offenses from alcohol.
- One in three (33%) burglaries from alcohol.
- One in two (50%) street crimes from alcohol.
- Getting very drunk can affect your physical and mental health from alcohol.
- These drinking levels, which differ for men and women, are:
No more than 4 drinks on any single day AND no more than 14 drinks per week.
No more than 3 drinks on any single day AND no more than 7 drinks per week.