Binge Drinking (Heavy Episodic Drinking – HED) & Use

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Binge or Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Date: January 2015
Type of resource: General Resource

This document, created by SAMHSA, presents risk and protective factors associated with binge drinking, as identified in the prevention research literature. It also provides recommendations for using research and prevention strategies.

The Burden of Alcohol Use: Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Related Consequences Among College Students

Date: 2014
Type of resource: Journal Article

This research article discusses the factors and consequences of excessive drinking in college and how this behavior relates to non-college peers.

Binge Drinking Infographic

Date: 2014
Type of resource: Data

Using data from the 2013 Monitoring the Future survey results, this infographic illustrates the levels of binge drinking and intoxication in college vs. non-college groups.

Context Counts: Solitary Drinking Explains the Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Alcohol-Related Problems in Undergraduates

Date: 2015
Type of resource: Journal Article

This article from Addictive Behaviors discusses the results of an online survey that found that undergraduates with elevated depressive symptoms are at risk for potentially problematic drinking because they are drinking alone.