August 2019

1 in 10 Adults 65 and Older Binge Drink

The news comes from a recently revealed report in the 'Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.' To get results, data from nearly 11,000 people  who took part in the National Survey on  Drug Use and Health was analyzed. The subjects, who were over 65, completed the survey at  one point from 2015 to 2017. Approximately 10.6% of all total participants  were then found to have "binge drank" in the  last month leading up to the survey. Consuming five alcoholic beverages or more at  once is considered to be "binging" for men,  while for women it is four or more. Lead study author Dr. Benjamin Han, via  NBC News Senior author Joseph Palamar,  via NBC News For 65 year olds and up, the  National Institute on Alcohol Abuse  and Alcoholism says three drinks  should be the daily maximum.