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Binge drinking is when you drink a lot of alcohol in one session. For men, it means drinking more than six drinks in one sitting; for women, it means drinking more than four drinks in one sitting.

People who binge drink:

  • don't necessarily drink every day
  • may not know their own limits
  • may not mean to drink a lot
  • might feel peer pressured to drink large amounts
  • might feel awkward in social situations if they aren't drinking.

What binge drinking does to the body site


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