“Binge” Drinking Drops

The percentage of U.S. adults age 18 and older who have consumed five or more alcoholic beverage drinks (beer, wine or distilled spirits -- liquor) in a single day at least once during the previous year has dropped.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the proportion of such “binge” drinkers dropped almost 10% between 1997 and 2003.


  • Reilly, Shannon and Snider, Julie. Drinking five or more drinks in a day. USA Today, 5-21-04.

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