Binge/Heavy Episodic Drinking

Binge Drinking: Terminology and Patterns of Use

Date: 2012
Type of resource: General Resource

The purpose of this document, created by SAMHSA, is to provide: a brief background on the various ways that binge drinking has been defined (currently and historically), and a summary of binge drinking patterns in the United States.

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Binge or Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Date: January 2015
Type of resource: General Resource

This document, created by SAMHSA, presents risk and protective factors associated with binge drinking, as identified in the prevention research literature. It also provides recommendations for using research and prevention strategies.