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How is binge drinking diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Binge drinking is diagnosed by using guidelines established by the medical community. For men, consuming five or more drinks of alcohol in two hours or less is considered binge drinking. For women, the standard is four or more drinks in the same time period.

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