U.S. adults consume about 17.5 billion total binge drinks annually.
Researchers from CDC studied data from 400,000 U.S. adults and found 1 in 6 U.S. adults (17%) binge drink more than one time per week. Binge drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women at one occasion. This accounts for 80,000 annual deaths. Binge drinking is a problem across the lifespan and is more common among men than women.
PositiveTip: Choosing to avoid any alcohol will prevent you from binge drinking, too!