Binge drinking 101

High school girls drink a lot

It’s a parent’s job to worry. And the CDC doesn’t make it any easier.

According to the CDC, one in five high school girls binge drink. That means they have at least four drinks (beer, wine, or liquor) at a time — and they do it several times a month.

Drinking can lead to car accidents, disease, pregnancy, learning problems, and alcoholism. And high school grade doesn’t always make that big of a difference. Nearly half of all freshmen and sophomore girls binge drink. About three out of five upperclassmen binge drink.

Read more from the CDC if you don’t want to sleep nights.