A recent survey found people 65 or older, especially men, are drinking more than they should be. According to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 14 percent of older men reported drinking five or more drinks at one time in the past month, compared with 3 percent of older women.
The disparity between men and women considered “at-risk” drinkers, those who consume two or more drinks per day, was not as great. Thirteen percent of men and 8 percent of women fit this description.
Overall, binging was more prevalent among the smokers and the wealthy. Women who abused prescription drugs also showed a tendency to binge.