Heavy drinking is a pattern of drinking that exceeds certain standards that are considered moderate or socially acceptable.
Heavy drinking can be defined in various ways, for example:
- more than a certain amount per day (e.g. more than three drinks per day),
- more than a certain quantity per occasion (e.g. five drinks on one occasion, at least once a week), or
- drinking every day.
Alcohol - Alcohol dependence - Drunkenness - Heavy episodic drinking
Español: Consumo excesivo de alcohol
Français: Consommation excessive d’alcool