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Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a pattern of excessive alcohol use that increases a person's blood alcohol content rapidly. Binge drinking is defined as consuming 5 or more drinks on an occasion for males or 4 or more drinks on an occasion for females.

Binge drinking is associated with many health problems, including but not limited to:

  • Unintentional injuries (e.g., car crashes, falls, burns, drowning)
  • Intentional injuries (e.g., firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence)
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • High blood pressure, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological damage