Defining "binge" drinking as five drinks per occasion or drinking to a .08% BAC: which is more sensitive to risk?

@article{Fillmore2011DefiningD,
  title={Defining "binge" drinking as five drinks per occasion or drinking to a .08% BAC: which is more sensitive to risk?},
  author={Mark T. Fillmore and Rebecca Jude},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          468-75
        }
}
Heavy episodic or "binge" drinking is commonly defined as drinking 4-5 drinks per occasion (5/4 definition) or drinking that results in a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. The present study compared the validity of each binge definition as an indicator of at-risk, problem drinking. Two hundred and fifty-one college students were classified as nonbinge drinkers or as binge drinkers based on the 5/4 definition or the .08% BAC definition. The two definitions of binge drinking were… CONTINUE READING
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