The Scary Truth About Binge Drinking and Alcohol Poisoning

Young people enjoying alcohol at a party

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. However, many individuals aren’t sure where to draw the limit at their Christmas or New Year’s gatherings. How much is too much, and when do one’s habits cross the line into binge drinking?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), binge drinking is considered anything above four drinks in two hours for women and five drinks in two hours for men. Binge drinking can have many serious consequences, not the least of which includes developing a dependency that requires treatment in alcohol rehab centers.

Learn more about risky drinking behaviors, signs of alcohol poisoning and common myths about “sobering up” in the following infographic.

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