NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 percent – or 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter – or higher. For a typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming 5 or more drinks (male), or 4 or more drinks (female), in about 2 hours.
SAMHSA defines heavy alcohol use as binge drinking on 5 or more days in the past month.
Knowing U.S. standard drink (or alcoholic drink-equivalent) sizes and the number of drinks per container can help you make informed decisions about your drinking.
You’ll be able to:
- Count drinks more accurately
- Pace yourself better
- Stay within low-risk drinking levels
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
- promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible
- highlights the benefits of substance abuse treatment
- encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective substance abuse treatment for those in need
- honors the contributions of treatment providers
- Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Community Events: https://mailchi.mp/51c1276c0748/check-out-these-community-events-9818838?e=1b4ad47501
- Recovery Month Website: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/
- SAMHSA Recovery Webinar Series: https://www.recoverymonth.gov/
HOPE is Here.
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