New research suggests that several Americans are unaware that they have a drinking problem.
The report, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found over 38 million Americans engage in binge drinking on an average of four times a month.
Study results found that 18 to 34 year-olds are most likely to go overboard when drinking while adults over the age of 66 tend to drink more often.
Heavy drinking is responsible for over 80,000 deaths per year making it the third cause of preventable deaths.
So how do you know when you’ve had too much?
Experts say binge drinking equals four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men.
Researchers report that binge drinking behaviors can no longer be limited to alcoholics. They find that most people fall in between the two extremes.