Sociological Theories of Crime and Delinquency

Binge drinking is a serious problem in the United States for several reasons. It presents health problems not only for individuals, but also affects society. In this video, Centers for Disease Control officials describe many of the problems that are inherent in binge drinking. There is a fine line between acceptable social drinking and the overconsumption of alcohol that results in physical altercations, drunk driving, and other socially disruptive behaviors. This video details several strategies that can be employed to alter binge-drinking patterns.

Video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9hdkDTaQWU

1. What is the definition of binge drinking?

2. How much binge drinking occurs in the United States annually?

3. Are binge drinkers alcoholics?

4. What strategies can be employed to deal with binge drinking?