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More than 1 in 10 U.S. elderly are binge drinkers

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I remember when binge drinking was just called "drinking"

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I read the whole article, but in no place did it explain what binge drinking actually is. Why?

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I found this. My opinion that 5 or more drinks in two hours for a man is called getting wasted.

Fact Sheets - Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a serious but preventable public health problem.

Binge drinking is the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States.1,2,3 The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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 defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typically happens when men consume 5 or more drinks or women consume 4 or more drinks in about 2 hours.  Most people who binge drink are not alcohol dependent.

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Damn. 5 beers in summer go down smooth and quick.

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So what? They worked hard their whole lives. True it is not the best for your health but lots of so called healthy people pass away.

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