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 drinks 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 spirits 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 .