Consuming “Excessive” amounts of alcohol is a red herring. It’s distracting and misleading.
Here’s what it means to ‘binge’:
UK: 14 units per week… Eight men/6 women… Single session
US: men five drinks, women for drinks… BAC 0.08 g percent or above…
Let’s get clear here, alcohol is a drug. No matter how you break it down, or try to drown out most people’s ‘normal’ drug use by calling out those that drink a bit more, every alcohol drinker is a drug user and most alcohol drug users binge on their chosen drug at one stage or another.