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Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is ingesting a lot of alcohol (5 or more drinks in a row) in a short amount of time.

When consuming that much alcohol, it puts you at greater risk for risky choices, harmful behaviours and dangerous circumstances including:

  • Misjudging a situation or what is being said.
  • Getting into a fight (verbal or physical).
  • Having blackouts (a period of amnesia where person is alert and can walk and talk, but the brain doesn’t form new memories of events that happened).
  • Getting sick or injured