Alcohol Consumption

The CDC defines “Binge Drinking” as as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours.

“Chronic Drinking” corresponds to Alcoholism, which is a chronic disease associated with a strong craving for alcohol; continued use despite repeated physical, psychological, or interpersonal problems; and the inability to limit drinking.

In 2010-2014, 15.6% of Lake County residents were at risk for binge drinking and 6.7% were at risk for chronic drinking.
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Illinois BRFSS 2010-2014