Binge Drinking – It’s become part of our culture in Ireland to drink to celebrate. We drink to drown the sorrows and drink to socialise. We drink at family get-togethers. You may drink if you’re in college or after the Leaving Cert results. Some people drink to reward themselves after a hard day, etc, etc. Part of the problem is that almost everybody accepts this as “normal”. Most of us don’t actually know what constitutes binge-drinking.
If you’re worried about your drinking, or perhaps about the drinking of someone you care about, you may be interested to know that the World Health Organisation (WHO) defines binge-drinking as drinking six or more standard drinks at one session. Continue reading