Look to your left. Look to your right. At least one of you probably drinks too much, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. drinks alcohol excessively, the CDC found in a study released Thursday. It defines excess as consuming eight or more drinks per week for women or 15 or more for men; or any use of alcohol by pregnant women or people under 21—the latter a metric that may raise many a college student's eyebrows.
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Excessive drinking also includes binging, or four or more drinks at a time for a woman and five or more for a man, according to the CDC.