A Quarter of Middle-Aged Men Binge Drink

Excessive alcohol consumption isn't just for college kids
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2009 5:24 PM CDT
Bottles of beers including Budwieser and Stella Artois are seen on display at Dixie Liquors, Monday July 14, 2008, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
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(Newser) – Binge drinking is generally thought to be a college-age phenomenon, but middle-aged people—especially men—live it up as well, the New York Daily News reports. A new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that 23% of men and 9% of women between 50 and 64 years old had binged—consumed five drinks or more in the same day—in the past month.