According to the Office of National Statistics, more than one third of British adults regularly drink over the safe daily alcohol limit. The NHS says the term "binge drinking" usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time, or drinking to get drunk. That usually means eight or more units for men and six or more for women.
Binge drinking is associated with a wide variety of health issues, including an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy. It's also a risk factor for injury, violence, and suicide.