Following on from the previous definitions of binge drinking
, in my sociology
report I defined binge drinking as “ a session averaging of about 4 hrs when a person consumes
on average 6 standard drink
s more than once a month
, or just 5 or more drinks on the one occasion
at least once in the past month”. A standard drink is the amount of alcohol
found in a pot
, middy, schooner of regular strength beer
, a glass of wine
or a nip of spirit
s or a unit containing 8-10grams of absolute alcohol.
References where these definitions were in are ..
Barlow, D.H., & Durand, V.M., (2001), ‘Abornal Psychology’ Wadsworth.
‘Is there a safe level of daily consumption of alcohol for men and women?’ by the national health and medical research council, 1988, Australian Government publishing service, Canberra.
MacKinnon, D.P., Nohre, L., Pentz, M.A., & Stacy, A.W,
‘the alcohol warning and adolescents: 5 – year effects’ , American journal of public health, oct 2000, vol 90, issue 10, pg 1589.
Salvation Army:Alcohol awareness survey conducted for the salvation army by roy morgan research on 20-23 august 2001. available on the web