Binge drinking usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get drunk.
Researchers define binge drinking as consuming eight or more units in a single session for men and six or more for women.
However, this definition does not apply to everyone because the tolerance and the speed of drinking in a session varies from person to person.
When drinking, try to pace yourself, avoid drinking more than you are used to and avoid drinking so much that you get drunk.
You can easily lose control of what you do or say and may make risky decisions, thinking you’re invulnerable.
Binge drinking increases the risk of heart attack. It could cause you to vomit and if you’re sick when very drunk you could breathe in your own vomit and suffocate.