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