Questioning the validity of the 4+/5+ binge or heavy drinking criterion in college and clinical populations.

@article{Pearson2016QuestioningTV,
  title={Questioning the validity of the 4+/5+ binge or heavy drinking criterion in college and clinical populations.},
  author={Matthew R. Pearson and Megan Kirouac and Katie A Witkiewitz},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2016},
  volume={111 10},
  pages={
          1720-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The terms 'binge drinking' and 'heavy drinking' are both operationalized typically as 4+/5+ standard drinks per occasion for women/men, and are used commonly as a proxy for non-problematic (<4/<5) versus problematic (4+/5+) drinking in multiple research contexts. The Food and Drug Administration in the United States recently proposed the… CONTINUE READING