This Infographic Looks at the Health Effects of Binge Drinking

 - Jan 16, 2013
What are the real health effects of binge drinking? And for that matter, how is binge drinking defined? These are just two of the questions this infographic aims to answer.

While most people think of alcoholism as a disease that plays out in the form of daily drinking, regular binge drinking can also have serious health consequences. Binge drinking is defined as drinking until your blood alcohol level is 0.08 or higher. For men, this usually means five or more drinks and for women it usually means four or more drinks within two hours.

Spirits and beer are the most popular drinks consumed during drinking binges. 81% of people start binge drinking during their college days. This is often due to their newly acquired freedom.