Binge drinking means drinking heavily on a single occasion, or drinking continuously over a number of days or weeks. This type of drinking is seriously harmful to your health and in some cases of over-use, may even lead to death. Do not feel pressured to drink heavily when you go out to a bar, pub or at a special event like a birthday party.
Drinking too much on a single occasion means drinking more than the recommended level for adults (four (4) or more standard alcoholic drinks in one session)
In the short term you are likely to experience a number of physical effects, such as:
In the long term, binge drinking is likely to cause physical, emotional or social problems. These may include:
You should follow the Australian Guidelines on drinking alcohol from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) website: