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Will binge drinkers become alcoholics?

Joane Goodroe
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In a study conducted by the University of Chicago on 200 people ages 21 to 35 showed that binge drinkers do have a higher risk of developing long-term alcohol problems. Men who have five or more drinks at a time for men, and four for women in two hours or less – can develop long-term alcohol problems. King says heavy drinkers who reported more reward and stimulation were more likely to continue to binge drink over two years.

The study was published in Archives of General Psychiatry was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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