As we say in Oz, or used to say… To judge from Four Corners on Monday we would rather down extraordinary amounts of booze these days, especially if we’re in our twenties. I just found the amounts some cited unbelievable, being something of a two-pot screamer myself.
MATTHEW CARNEY: The kind of accepted medical definition of binge drinking for a girl is seven drinks and for a man is 11.
MALISSA PUYOL: Then we’d all be definitely binge drinkers, probably by two. Easily.
MATTHEW CARNEY: By two, what do you mean, sorry?
MALISSA PUYOL: Times two. Like I reckon most of us girls would have 14 at least drinks a night, if we had a big night, and the guys would have definitely more than 22.
MATTHEW VESCOVI: I guess a binge drinker, someone who drinks to the excess where they can’t remember parts of the night and they do act in a way that they wouldn’t normally act.
MATTHEW CARNEY: And how often would you do that in a week do you think?
MATTHEW VESCOVI: On average once a week, occasionally twice a week.