You’ve probably heard about binge and excessive drinking but has anyone ever explained what those terms mean?
Aside from the obvious explanation of “drinking too much”, binge drinking means having, on one occasion, four or more standard drinks (for men) and three or more standard drinks (for women).
Whether you think of this as simply having too much alcohol in one sitting or as getting drunk, the end result is that when you binge drink or drink excessively, you risk doing something you’ll regret, or potentially causing harm to yourself and others.
You may already know that binge and excessive drinking can affect the body and mind. For details on how you can be affected, check out this interactive graphic.