No more than 4 drinks on any single day AND no more than 14 drinks per week
No more than 3 drinks on any single day AND no more than 7 drinks per week
Anything beyond that and you're on a binge. Why the difference between men and women? Because binge drinking means drinking to get drunk and it takes women less alcohol to get drunk?
So if you're a woman and you like to have a glass of wine or beer with dinner, you're a binge drinker. And if you're a guy and you like to have two glasses of wine with dinner, you're a binge drinker.
I don't think there's any question that this state has a problem with drinking. But the definition is bogus. Binge drinking is drinking to get drunk and, well, if I have six Miller Lites between noon and midnight... well, I'm not sure how many people get drunk from that. I can't. And based purely on personal observation, that defines Saturday for an awful lot of Wisconsinites.
I mean, if you pick up a 12-pack and consume it between Friday night and Sunday afternoon, it's entirely possible that you wouldn't get close to being buzzed, but you'd be on a binge according to these folks.