Seniors Binge Drink the Most

Half of all alcohol consumed in America drunk in binges
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2012 3:08 PM CST
Seniors Binge Drink the Most
A report by the CDC says that people older than 65 are the most frequent binge drinkers in America.   (Shutterstock)

More revelations from the new report by the CDC on binge drinking in America: Universities may be home to the biggest binge drinkers in America, but it turns out the most frequent bingers live in retirement homes, reports Discovery. The report defines a "binge" as five drinks in one short time for a man, or four for a woman, and found that people over 65 who binged did so most often, an average of 5.5 times a month. The national average for bingers is 4.4 times per month. Binge drinkers down more than half of the booze consumed in America, notes Discovery. That number soars to 90% for young people. Click for more from the study. (More alcohol stories.)

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