According to the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture, moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.
Drinking in any excess is dangerous, but binge drinking is the most dangerous of all. Not only does it wreak havoc on the skin, weight, the brain and the liver, but also can have devastating long term effects on one’s family and friends. Nearly 23,000 deaths occur each year for girls and women with binge drinking. This type of drinking also increases one’s chances of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, heart disease and breast cancer.