Binge Drinking On The Rise

Tallahassee, FL ---- May 30 2012

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows more adults binge drink.

According to the report, 1 in 6 adults in the United States binge drink, usually 4 times per month, and consume an average of 8 drinks each time. Binge drinking is most commonly found around the ages of 18-34. When people over the age of 65 binge drink they do so more often.

No more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men is considering drinking in moderation.

We spoke with Dr. Ron Burks of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He says this type of behavior hurts older people more.

"When you go on a binge and then stop suddenly part of with drawls from alcohol can involve seizures and that can be fatal."

If you want to read the full report go to www.cdc.gov and search binge drinking.


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