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Binge drinking

Drinking to the point where the more severe negative effects of drinking alcohol occur, especially intentionally, is called binge drinking. 

Because being drunk stops a person thinking clearly and acting sensibly, a person who drinks to excess may put themselves and others at risk from injury due to falls, physical assault and dangerous behaviour.

This is why alcohol is closely associated with road accidents, fights, violence, unwanted sexual activity and unprotected sex. Alcohol use has also been found to be associated with suicide and self-inflicted harm.