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Binge Drinking – a Closer Look

Are you the type of guy that likes to drink just to get drunk? Or do you regularly consume large quantities of alcohol? Well, you might have a problem with binge drinking. For guys, that can be a difficult topic of discussion, but it’s one you should have.

Men are nearly three times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent (8.7% of men are alcohol dependent compared to 3.3% of women). That’s according to the England’s National Health Service (NHS).

Yet, most people who binge drink aren’t alcoholics. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that approximately 23% of adult men binge drink five times a month. For men, you’re considered a binge drinker if you take five or more drinks within a two-hour time span.

That’s for a man with an average bodyweight and height. So, you can see that there’s some wiggle room there, but you should use these measurements as a guideline. Also, your tolerance level can be influenced by how much you’ve eaten, even your ethnicity and age.