Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is excessive alcohol consumption or a pattern of drinking that brings the blood alcohol level concentration (BAC) to 0.08 or above. For the typical female adult, this would mean having four or more drinks*, and for the typical male adult, this would mean having five or more drinks, in about a two-hour period.

Drinking this amount of alcohol is enough to impair judgement, impede coordination, remove inhibitions, cause slurring of words, and potentially put someone at risk of serious health or social consequences, lasting brain damage, and even death.