Between 48 and 64 percent of people who die in fires have blood alcohol levels indicating intoxication.
According to a study that was conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, heavy drinking by college students is prevalent and, among some students, quite frequent; more than 80% of college students reported consuming alcohol in the past year, with more than 40% reporting at least one episode of binge drinking in the previous 2 weeks.
Some individuals with moderate-to-severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may need inpatient treatment at a facility that treats alcohol withdrawal, where they will be watched closely for hallucinations and other signs of delirium tremens.
What is binge drinking? According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours.