Definitions for "Binge drinking"
Typically defined as having 5 or more drinks within one day.
Defined by most experts as having five or more drinks in a row for men and four or more drinks in a row for women. According to research from the Harvard School of Public Health, binge drinkers are 10 times as likely to drive after drinking and 11 times as likely to fall behind in class work. Half of all college binge drinkers start in high school.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as the amount of alcohol leading to a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08, which, for most adults, would be reached by consuming five drinks for men or four for women over a 2-hour period.