According to a Gallup survey, 67% of Americans drink alcohol. Beer is the most popular drink, with 41% of Americans saying that they drink beer most often. Alcohol is part of the social fabric, with people enjoying drinks with friends after work, while watching sports, and while celebrating happy occasions.
But how much drinking is “too much?” According to recent research from the CDC, although most Americans drink responsibly, there are troubling signs that more Americans are binge drinking. And there are many ways that binge drinking can harm your health and affect the health of people around you.
What is binge drinking?