This is the most incomprehensible article on ok drinking, problem drinking and binge drinking that you'll read today. Contradictions galore. Here's the first sentence:
"The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has established that one-in-six Americans binge drinks, but basically everyone else who drinks is, can be, or will become a problem drinker." This is refuted by a n alcohol expert doctor with the World Health Organization who noted that drinking a bottle of wine a day isn't bad for you. But....after that statement it gets confusing.
The doctor believes drinking only becomes harmful when people consume more than around 13 units a day—most bottles of wine contain 10. "The weight of the evidence shows moderate drinking is better than abstaining and heavy drinking is worse than abstaining - however the moderate amounts can be higher than the guidelines say.
Then the CDC's definition of a binge drinker: a binge drinker is someone who consumes five or more drinks (men), or four or more drinks (women), on one occasion lasting 2-3 hours. But they consider you a "problem drinker" if you consume 15 or more drinks on average (men), or eight or more drinks on average (women), per week. Which means if you have a few glasses of wine regularly, you're probably a problem drinker in their judgey eyes.
I haven't had any wine tonight but I'm not making sense of this at all.