The Rise of Binge Drinking Among Women
Binge drinking is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having five or more drinks if you are a male and four or more drinks if you are a female.
A new study found that binge drinking among women has risen a considerable amount. The study, published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), collected data on between 2005 and 2012. During that time, binge drinking among women increased “at a rate seven times greater than among men.” In Santa Clara, California,it rose among men by 23% while among women it rose 36%. There are a number of harmful effects that binge drinking can cause and women pay a higher cost than men, both physically and socially.