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Binge alcohol drinking among youths by age group in United States

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Definition and Source



Binge alcohol drinking within the prior 30 days.
Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the prior 30 days.

Data Source

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies.
State Estimates of Substance Use from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health accessed online at


Updated September 2018.
A 95 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Binge alcohol drinking among youths by age group.

Last Updated

September 2018