Heavy drinking is the excessive consumption of alcohol over a period of time. Heavy drinkers can be misconstrued as alcoholics, "drunks" or suffer from alcoholism, but this is not always the case.
An example of heavy drinking would be someone who drinks throughout a day
without stopping. Usually this type of drinking is done while having a night out on the town, but could happen
Heavy drinkers usually become disoriented or unresponsive at the first signs of alcohol poisoning. Sometimes individuals become belligerent or aggressive. If unresponsiveness or excessive vomiting occurs by a heavy drinker seek medical attention immediately.
*The CDC defines Heavy drinking as follows:
- 1 or more drinks per day for women.
- 2 or more drinks per day for men.
*the above information is referenced from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
*Notice! At no point or time is this website considered medical advice. The information on this website is to be used simply as reference material. If you or someone you know is suffering or believed to be suffering from Acute Alcohol Intoxication (alcohol poisoning) please contact your nearest medical facility and seek treatment.