The CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion defines binge drinking as 5 or more drinks (men) or 4 or more drinks (women) on one or more occasions in the past 30 days. According to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Alaska’s ranking for binge drinking in 2010 moved from number 11 in the U.S. to number 2.
The prevalence of binge drinking in Alaska is highest among males, those who are employed, and those who are divorced or separated. (Alaska BRFSS 2008 Annual Report)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) and Centers for Disease Control