Reviewed by Claudia L. Reardon, M.D.
Have you ever been in a situation where one alcoholic drink led to another and before you knew it, you had one too many drinks?
- BUT binge drinking may be part of an alcohol addiction problem.
When to get help from a health professional?
It can be difficult to tell when binge drinking will become or is already part of a more serious alcohol addiction such as alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. If you are unsure about your alcohol use pattern or want to reduce your drinking, you should talk to your doctor or other health professional for more information and guidance to cut down. In the meantime, try some of these tips at your next get-together or sports event.