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Fewer Americans are binge-drinking, but those who do are drinking more per session

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Americans who drink heavily are now consuming more alcoholic drinks during each binge, according to a new study.
Researchers found that binge-drinkers consumed 12% more alcohol per episode in 2017 than in 2011 - from an average of 479 drinks a year per person to 529.
Heavy drinking, defined as 5 or more drinks for men and 4 or more for women in a single sitting, can increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, and liver damage.
The study found the greatest increases in alcohol use were among people with lower incomes and education levels.
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