A recent survey found older boomers are drinking more than they should be. According to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22 percent of boomer men reported drinking five or more drinks at a time in the last month. A slightly smaller percentage of boomer men engaged in “at-risk” drinking, defined as drinking two or more drinks per day, at 19 percent.
While only 9 percent of women between 50 and 64 engaged in binge drinking, 13 percent were considered “at-risk” drinkers. Women who abused prescription drugs also showed a tendency to binge.