There is no denying the prevalence of binge drinking in the United States – statistically speaking. A 2010 report by the Centers for Disease Control reveals the states with the highest percentages of binge drinkers.
The report found that 28.2 percent of binge drinking occurs within the 18–24 age range, closely followed by 27.9 percent within those 25–34. Twenty-three percent of men are binge drinkers, compared to 11.4 percent of women.
Binge drinking was defined as consuming four or more drinks for women, five for men, in one sitting. The study concluded that one in six U.S. adults admitted to binge drinking. Of those who do binge drink, they do so often and to an extreme.
In the map below, you can see how frequently and intensely each state binge drinks and explore their Good Samaritan laws. Many states allow protection from underage drinking laws in the event a medical emergency. Additionally, many universities have similar policies in place, protecting students who help a friend in need. Does your school?
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Good Samaritan information not intended to be used as legal advice. Consult a lawyer or local official for more information. Data unavailable for South Dakota and Tennessee