Binge drinking is when a person consume an excessive amount of alcohol at one time. This type of drinking usually happens at college parties and initiations for fraternal orders or sorority houses, although it is not limited to any of these. Some individuals binge drink to make a impression or is acting on a dare..
When alcohol is consumed at such a fast pace, the body can not process it and in
return a person suffers from acute alcohol intoxication. Binge drinkers are not always considered too be
alcoholics or suffer from alcoholism. These are simply individuals who consume too much alcohol at any one
Binge drinkers are least likely to realize they are suffering from acute alcohol intoxication. The rapid consumption of the alcohol might not show an immediate affect on the body or mind.
Binge drinking is the most common cause of alcohol poisoning.
*The CDC defines Binge drinking as follows:
- 4 or more drinks during a single occasion for a woman.
- 5 or more drinks during a single occasion for a man.
*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.