Americans Binge 17 Billion Drinks A Year, CDC SaysResearchers found that about 1 in 6 U.S. adults reported binge drinking an average of about once a week, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge.
CDC: Three Chicago Neighborhoods Rank In Highest Binge Drinking RatesData from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that three Chicago neighborhoods are among areas with the highest rates of binge drinking in the country.
Alcoholism 101The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that about 25% of adults aged 18 and over have excessively consumed alcohol at least once in the past year. It also indicates that alcohol is a factor in about nearly 50,000 deaths annually.
Woman Sues Northwestern After Doctor Posted Drunk PhotosWoman who was treated after an episode of binge drinking alleges a doctor who wasn't involved in her treatment came into her room, and took pictures of her crying while hooked up to an IV.