Binge Drinking is defined as men consuming 5 or more drinks or women consuming 4 or more drinks in a two-hour period. Although most binge drinkers do not drink everyday, the activity can still become dangerous for the drinkers and the people around them. The majority of binge drinkers are under the age of 21, with college student being the largest group. Binge drinkers are more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors while drinking, such as vandalism and fighting, and these actions often involve the police. Binge drinking can also be a very expensive habit; college students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol each year, and the medical costs associated with binge drinking are even higher. For more binge drinking statistics and facts, check out the infographic.
Source: Delray Recovery Center