Last year 33 million adults admitted to binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined for men as having 5 or more drinks within 2 hours and for most women, it means 4 or more drinks in a 2 hour period. Alcohol ranks third as a leading cause of preventable death and kills around 80,000 Americans each year. Drinking games such as power hour, beer pong, and flip cup often lead people to drink too much, too fast which, in addition to alcohol poisoning can lead to many other consequences such as the ones listed below.
- Alcohol poisoning & other fatalities
- Academic consequences (25% of college students admit that binge drinking has led to poor academic performance)
- Legal issues (alcohol citations, DUI’s, public drunkenness, noise citations, etc.)
- Lack of control
- Unprotected sex which can lead to unplanned pregnancy and/or STI's/HIV