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BINGE Drinking

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which conducts the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), defines binge drinking as 5 or more alcoholic drinks for males or 4 or more alcoholic drinks for females 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 past month.

Underage Drinking

According to the CDC, alcohol is the most commonly used substance amount young people in the U.S. The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among high school students, during the past 30 days:

  • 29% drank alcohol.

  • 14% binge drank.

  • 5% of drivers drove after drinking alcohol.

  • 17% rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.




Prevention Efforts

Our coalition focuses on preventing underage and binge drinking through the following efforts:

  • Education on the dangers of underage and binge drinking throughout various sectors in the community

  • Social Hosting Awareness

  • RBS Server Classes

  • Business Consults


For more information on Responsible Beverage Server Training for Washington County, contact:


This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.