Five Insightful Articles on Binge Drinking

Behind the Numbers: Binge Drinking Among Teens is Half What it Was in 1998 Now Is the Time to Ramp Up Prevention Efforts

Caron Treatment Centers

An annual survey by Monitoring the Future has shown us that binge drinking among 12th graders has decreased dramatically over the past 20 years. In 1998, 35 percent of teenagers reported binge drinking; in 2017, it's down to 16.6 percent. Caron: It takes a long time to change social norms and prevention efforts to prevent teen substance use. "We cannot afford to minimize this issue or reduce it," Caron says. "Despite all this success, we can't downplay the fact that…


Binge Drinking in Teens and Young Adults: What You Need to Know

Futures Recovery Health-Care

More than 400,000 youth between the ages of 12-17 had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) 20% of college students have AUDs. One in four college students revealed that they had experienced negative academic consequences from drinking. It's vital to understand common drinking trends in this age group and know what signs to look for that indicate a possible drinking problem. The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that one in four students have experienced bad grades…


Social Media and Alcohol During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Eleanor Health

During the COVID-19 outbreak, social media has been flooded with posts about drinking at home. With bars and restaurants closed as non-essential businesses, out-of-work bartenders are taking their skills to social media. Alcohol-related social media posts can contribute to unhealthy drinking behaviors, according to studies. These types of posts are seen as commonplace jokes based on shared experiences that appeal to all types of people, but especially for three growing drinking cultures: moms, college students, and millennials. The posts normalize…


Binge Drinking in Teens and Young Adults

National Center For Health Research

Binge drinking is defined as drinking five or more drinks in a row (in 2 hours or less) Young adults consume the most alcohol when they binge drink. In 2011, 18% of high school students admitted to drinking 5-plus drinks in two weeks, down from 22% in 2005. However, about 1 In 20 students drank more than 15 drinks in one row in 2011, the same as in 2005. The minimum drinking age is 21, but teens and young adults…


Binge Drinking


Binge drinking has been specified as drinking that brings a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 g/dl or above. The bulk of those who binge drink is not alcohol dependent. One in six U.S. adults binges drinks about four times a month, consuming about seven drinks per binge. More than half are consumed by those aged 35 and older. Four in five total binge drinkers are men, twice as common as among women. Over 90% of U.S. adults who…