Wednesday, January 11, 2012

College-age adults average 9 alcoholic beverages when they binge drink, CDC report says

Washington Post (Atlanta, GA) January 10, 2012

"College-age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk, government health officials said Tuesday.
That surprising statistic is part of a new report highlighting the dangers of binge drinking, which usually means four to five drinks at a time.
Overall, about 1 in 6 U.S. adults surveyed said they had binged on alcohol at least once in the previous month, though it was more than 1 in 4 for those ages 18 to 34.
And that’s likely an underestimate: Alcohol sales figures suggest people are buying a lot more alcohol than they say they are consuming. Health officials estimate that about half of the beer, wine and liquor consumed in the United States by adults each year is downed during binge drinking." Read More

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