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CDC Report: Binge Drinking Rates in U.S. ‘Alarming’
Fox News ^ | January 10, 2012 | Colleen Cappon

Posted on 01/10/2012 5:46:26 PM PST by NYFreeper

Binge drinking rates in the U.S. are at a much higher rate than previously thought, according to a report released Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC found that more than 38 million Americans binge drink four times a month—consuming an average of eight drinks each time.

And it’s not just young adults. Although it is more common between the ages of 18-34, those 65 and older reportedly binge drink more often—five to six times a month.

The frequency of binge drinking is higher in households with an income of $75,000 or more. But the disturbing data found that the highest number of drinks consumed per occasion is by people living just above or below the poverty line, with eight to nine drinks per occasion.

Binge drinking is defined by the CDC as consuming five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women on a single occasion. Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of FoxNews.com, said he thinks it is disturbing that Americans are drinking nearly double the amount of what is already considered too much.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/01/10/cdc-report-binge-drinking-rates-in-us-alarming/#ixzz1j6pCkZg7

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: collapse; decline; drinking; economy; immorality
The nanny state strikes again. Having five beers during an afternoon of football is not "binge" drinking.
1 posted on 01/10/2012 5:46:33 PM PST by NYFreeper
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To: NYFreeper

After this primary season, I may just be joining them.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 5:48:12 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: SueRae

With Obama as president, I’m surprised the figures are so low.

The Russians had the answer to each dictator: get drunk and stay drunk.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 5:49:19 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NYFreeper

I don’t drink anymore but 5 beers used to be just a sip before the real drinkin started.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: SueRae

True. In fact some of my friends have already begun!


5 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:36 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: NYFreeper

With OBOMBA as pResident....no wonder!


6 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:44 PM PST by goodnesswins (Adversity makes us bitter or better.)
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To: NYFreeper

The media is up your butt about everything. Don’t drink whole milk, eat only 3 oz of red meat for dinner, only eat wheat bread, don’t smell second hand smoke, use sunblock 365 days a year, drink a gallon of water a day, take supplements, don’t take supplements, drink coffee, don’t drink coffee, drink only green tea, drink black tea, don’t ever drink tea..... After this rant, I need a DRINK!


7 posted on 01/10/2012 5:52:54 PM PST by momtothree
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To: NYFreeper

Ah, the joyous ramifications of the “hope and change” regime!


8 posted on 01/10/2012 5:53:00 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: NYFreeper

bookmark


9 posted on 01/10/2012 5:53:33 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: NYFreeper
"Binge drinking is defined by the CDC as consuming five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women on a single occasion."

Is a day considered a single occasion?

10 posted on 01/10/2012 5:53:49 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

11 posted on 01/10/2012 5:53:49 PM PST by NYFreeper
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To: NYFreeper

Back in my, errr, ‘chemically enhanced’ days, eight drinks was not a binge - it was a normal thursday night...

A binge was when ya left work in Cleveland Friday afternoon, and woke up in a park in Topeka the following Tuesday....


12 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:05 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: NYFreeper
more than 38 million Americans binge drink four times a month—consuming an average of eight drinks each time.

An average of eight drinks at a time?? Oh my!

But the disturbing data found that the highest number of drinks consumed per occasion is by people living just above or below the poverty line, with eight to nine drinks per occasion.

Really?? The highest? The highest number of drinks consumed is precisely the average number of drinks consumed, or perhaps just one more than the average?? SHOCKING!!

13 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:25 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: NYFreeper

This joint is starting to look more like the old Soviet Union with each passing day. Great job Barry!!!!!! Pass the Vodka comrade!


14 posted on 01/10/2012 5:55:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: momtothree

I’ll drink to that.


15 posted on 01/10/2012 5:56:00 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: NYFreeper

How can you play football after 5 beers? Three was always my limit before a game. Oh, and a shot or two at halftime so I didn’t have to listen to the coach rant and rave about the “bunch of drunks I have for a football team.”


16 posted on 01/10/2012 5:56:06 PM PST by thesharkboy (poet, know it.)
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To: NYFreeper

Ummm Consuming 8 beers at one time is called “Getting Drunk” or in the Obama Presidency dealing with a bad situation. They sure wouldn’t understand the concept of Sippin’ Whiskey....


17 posted on 01/10/2012 5:56:12 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: NYFreeper

I don’t see a problem here (as I open another Shiner Bock)


18 posted on 01/10/2012 5:56:37 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Binge drinking is defined by the CDC as consuming five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women on a single occasion"

In Russia they call those teetotalers.

19 posted on 01/10/2012 5:57:33 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Red_Devil 232

Don’t play coy. It’s a problem only for singles. If you’re married...


20 posted on 01/10/2012 5:57:58 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
With Obama as president, I’m surprised the figures are so low.

The Russians had the answer to each dictator: get drunk and stay drunk.

You hit the nail on the head. I've always thought people drink as much as twice what they admit to. Add a little Obama and we have an alcoholic state.

21 posted on 01/10/2012 5:58:02 PM PST by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: NYFreeper

“The frequency of binge drinking is higher in households with an income of $75,000 or more.”

How do they know? Is the gov tracking alcohol purchases via debit card purchases?


22 posted on 01/10/2012 5:59:57 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: CurlyBill
I've always thought people drink as much as twice what they admit to.

That is the usual conversion factor MD's use.

23 posted on 01/10/2012 6:02:33 PM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: NYFreeper

Why can these utter asses at the CDC do something that is actually meaningful in combatting emerging diseases?
Instead they built themselves a spa in Atlanta full of meditation rooms, quiet rooms, saunas, swimming pools.

The CDC is a painful hackerama joke from hell! They care about you about as much as they work.
That would be “Not at all”.

This country is turning into a Banana Republic replete with third world country diseases and the CDC is concerned about College kids doing what College kids have always done!
Puhleeze!

If the CDC wants to actually be useful why don’t they teach these public school morons to count “heads and names”.
That way at least they might remember not to be so Narcissitic and make sure their “friends” come home with them safely.

My friends and pals always made sure everyone got “home”.

These dweebs , The CDC and the Colleges are so freakin STOOPID!

Sorry for the rant!!!!
It’s “off” now!


24 posted on 01/10/2012 6:03:29 PM PST by acapesket
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To: NYFreeper
Agreed.

The CDC establiched the criteria to create a problem not address it.

People who buy a bottle of wine for Saturday night dinner are now binge drinkers????

25 posted on 01/10/2012 6:04:59 PM PST by pfflier
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To: FlingWingFlyer

College kids are bad bingers since the drinking age is a ridiculous 21. They binge because they know they can’t get a beer or whatever later and sip on it. I believe there have been studies on this-I don’t know where- but the correlation between MAD forcing states to raise the drinking age and binge drinking amongst the younger set is there.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 6:10:29 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: NYFreeper
5-drinks-is-binging loophole


27 posted on 01/10/2012 6:10:41 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: NYFreeper

Something else that has been dumbed down, when I was young and dumb and drank, a six pack was just the warm up.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 6:12:18 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: NYFreeper

How does the CDC even know this information? What are they... some kind of summoner?!


29 posted on 01/10/2012 6:14:29 PM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: NYFreeper

5 drinks makes you a binge drinker??

one football game is about 2 hours long, or 120 minutes.

one light beer every 24 minutes??

what a load of useless crap designed to try and ‘nudge’ us into feeling guilty of something.

get stuffed


30 posted on 01/10/2012 6:15:52 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: rdl6989

I used to drink a half of a bottle a day, but I’m over that now...way over.


31 posted on 01/10/2012 6:17:02 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: NYFreeper
you should read the entire report, especially the large number of kids who have had intercourse below age 13, or have been pressured into having sex, or have been physically assaulted... especially by those who call themselves gay.CDC report on high risk behavior in teens

Pedophilia and sexual abuse is alive and well in the USA, but is ignored.

the report is long but worth reading...

32 posted on 01/10/2012 6:17:11 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: NYFreeper
Like I told my doctor: “Binge” is a pretty ugly word; I prefer “spree”, plus you're not bingeing if you're doing every day...
33 posted on 01/10/2012 6:26:04 PM PST by stormer
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To: gorush
I used to drink a half of a bottle a day, but I’m over that now...way over.

LOL.

34 posted on 01/10/2012 6:30:30 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: gorush

I’m slowing down a little.


35 posted on 01/10/2012 6:33:53 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: NYFreeper

We have been seeing stories lately about the dangers of drinking. Alcohol sales, despite the economy, are not failing. So I suspect that they are gearing up to hit Big Booze the way they hit Big Tobacco. Look for a big, big legal tsunami that will do nothing but line the pockets of lawyers.


36 posted on 01/10/2012 6:45:24 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: NYFreeper

This, of course, should lead us to wonder what the government definition of “occasion” is.

If it’s like the government definition of “serving”, which is way smaller than what any normal person regards as a serving, maybe an “occasion” in government-speak is a time interval of about half an hour and having four or five drinks in the space of a standard government “occasion” actually is a bad idea.


37 posted on 01/10/2012 6:46:10 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Red_Devil 232

It’s so stupid. There is no attempt to account for personal differences. Some people can get bombed on 3 drinks while others can consume much more with not harmful effects.


38 posted on 01/10/2012 6:48:20 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: NYFreeper

I was a binge drinker before it was fashionable.


39 posted on 01/10/2012 7:06:00 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NYFreeper

If Obama gets reelected I may need to consider taking up binge drinking....


40 posted on 01/10/2012 7:12:30 PM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: NYFreeper

**** “CDC Report: Binge Drinking Rates in U.S. Alarming**”

Coming: “CDC Mental Health Report: Gun Sales in U.S. ‘Alarming” “


41 posted on 01/10/2012 7:23:09 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: NYFreeper

Blame the nanny state. Here in Canada the drinking age is 19 (18 in some provinces) and it’s legal for parents to serve alcohol to their underage children; the campus pub is a social centre and many of the kids I grew up with had wine with their dinner. Binge drinking has never been a problem here.


42 posted on 01/10/2012 7:26:36 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

You’re right. I know my consumption of whiskey has gone up considerably during hussein’s occupation of the White House. I expect it to remain high through next January, with a spike around election time and on 1/20/13...


43 posted on 01/10/2012 7:52:23 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 1010RD

I just fell out of my chair laughing !!

And the dogs are looking funny at me........


44 posted on 01/10/2012 8:46:19 PM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: NYFreeper

Mission creep - is this really a case for the Centers for Disease Control??


45 posted on 01/10/2012 9:02:22 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: NYFreeper

>those 65 and older reportedly binge drink more often—five to six times a month.<

Did this start in November about 4 years ago?


46 posted on 01/10/2012 9:06:44 PM PST by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: NYFreeper
I worked for a beer distributor for 15 years. I always thought all the “drink responsibly” stuff was bullshit to some extent. At least so far as we all made our living off the guy that goes out and gets hammered several times a week. I don't remember the exact stats but something like 80% of the beer is drank by 20% of the beer drinkers.

I will always maintain that if you can handle your alcohol, you can pound down six or eight beers and drive, and be no danger to anyone. I have no idea how you can make the laws fair to those people though.

I literally drove drunk around 7000 times. No DUI’s or accidents. I never drank until I was falling down drunk though. I could drink beer to a point and then know I had to eat or I would puke if I had one more. Once I ate I was done for the night. I think that was really what kept me safe. It's definitely dangerous if you're one of those guys that can drink right up to passing out.

47 posted on 01/10/2012 9:20:01 PM PST by brewguru
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To: NYFreeper

Obama drives me to drink.


48 posted on 01/10/2012 11:43:48 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Repealing Obamacare is the ONLY GOAL.)
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