Drinking games and contests can lead to drinking too much alcohol in a very short time. This is called binge, heavy, or risky drinking.
- Drinking more than 3 drinks (for women) or 4 drinks (for men) on any single occasion may increase the risk of injury and harm
When playing drinking games, it’s easy to lose track of how many drinks you’ve had. Your focus becomes playing the game rather than drinking in a safer way. Continuous drinking can increase your risk of short- and long-term alcohol-related harm.