‘Extreme’ binge drinking common among teens: study

Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine

One in five high school seniors reports binge drinking in the last two weeks, and one in ten reports “extreme” binge drinking – having 10 or more drinks on one occasion, according to a new study…

Expert quote:

“It’s not just a matter of if kids binge drink, but it’s also a matter of how much that’s occurring and how intensely that’s occurring, meaning how much they’re (consuming) during these binge drinking episodes. When youth drink, they tend to drink a lot.”

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