● Binge drinking for men means drinking five or more alcoholic beverages in about two hours; for women it's four or more drinks.

● The average number of drinks per binge? ... Eight.

● One in six adults in the United States binge drink.  That's more than 38 million.

● Men binge drink twice as much as women.

● Although college students commonly binge drink, 70 percent of binge drinking episodes involve adults age 26 years and older.

● Binge drinking leads to an increase in unintentional injuries (i.e., vehicle crashes, falls, burns, drowning) and intentional injuries (i.e., suicides, sexual assault, domestic violence).

● Drinking too much, including binge drinking, causes 80,000 deaths in the United States each year.

-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention