Seniors Binge Drink the Most Half of all alcohol consumed in America drunk in binges By Mark Russell, Newser Staff Posted Jan 15, 2012 3:08 PM CST 13 comments Comments A report by the CDC says that people older than 65 are the most frequent binge drinkers in America. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – More revelations from the new report by the CDC on binge drinking in America: Universities may be home to the biggest binge drinkers in America, but it turns out the most frequent bingers live in retirement homes, reports Discovery. The report defines a "binge" as five drinks in one short time for a man, or four for a woman, and found that people over 65 who binged did so most often, an average of 5.5 times a month. The national average for bingers is 4.4 times per month. Binge drinkers down more than half of the booze consumed in America, notes Discovery. That number soars to 90% for young people. Click for more from the study.