New information from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention seems to suggest that binge drinkers, who San Diego car accident lawyers often find linked to drunk driving accidents, could be drinking more alcohol beverages than earlier believed. These drinkers are possible consuming around 8 alcoholic beverages at a time.
The researchers looked at the drinking habits of binge drinkers, some of the most dangerous users of our roads and highways. A binge drinker is someone who drinks at least 5 alcoholic drinks over a period of 2 hours. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many of these persons are probably drinking at least 8 drinks at a time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study also found that there has been a slight increase in the amount of binge drinking in the country. One out of every 6 American adults reported binge drinking in 2010. That is a slight increase from the previous year.
What the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found really surprising was the amount of binge drinking that is taking place across the country, and the number of alcoholic beverages that are being consumed during these binges. Not only is binge drinking widespread around the country, but the number of alcoholic beverages that are being consumed are also very high. Persons aged between 18 and 24 were found to be at a much higher risk of binge drinking. More than 20% of the persons in this age group reported binge drinking, and many of them drank an average of 9 alcohol beverages at a time.
Some categories of persons also seemed to be at a high risk of binge drinking. For instance, the research found that males are much more predisposed to binge drinking than females, and that whites are much more at risk for binge drinking than nonwhites. Young adults were much more likely to binge, and persons with an annual household income of a more than $75,000 were also at a higher risk for binging.
However, even though binge drinking was widespread among young adults, it seemed to be more frequent among senior citizens. Among persons above the age of 65, the researchers found approximately 5.5 episodes of binge drinking per month. Also, persons who had an annual household income of less than than $25,000 were at a high risk for binge drinking. These persons were also found to indulge in more frequent episodes of binge drinking in a month, and were found to drink the maximum number of alcohol beverages during each episode, averaging about 8.5 drinks per binge.