What is considered binge drinking? How many drinks?
For adults, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to 0.08% or above the legal limit. This pattern usually corresponds to more than 5 drinks on a single occasion for adult men or more than 4 drinks on a single occasion for adult women, generally within a time period of about 2 hours. There is no formal definition for youth as the drinking age in the United States is currently 21 years of age.