Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Binge drinking is a term which describes the rapid consumption of alcohol in a relatively short time, with the purpose of getting drunk. According to the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. A recent US study carried out on drinking behaviors of undergraduate students at a Northeastern liberal arts college, showed that they feel happier with their social lives than their non-binging counterparts. Learn more about this drinking practice in this book.