I think Binge as applied to either eating or drinking means one as either eaten or drank to excess. "To Excess" simply means that your eating or drinking has made you feel bad, i.e., has stressed your body. The "all you can shovel in" buffets' frequently result in "binge eating", and the person feels "stuffed", bloated, etc. Happy Hours have been cancelled forever because the 2 for 1's resulted in the drinker feeling intoxicated, and being intoxicated. Kewl, I hope you are not driving. I think binge also means not being able to stop/control yourself if the booze/food is there. An example, I am a chocoholic. If I buy 6 snickers bars, I may rationalize that I am going to take one to work every day. But, inevitably, I will eat one or two on the way home from the store, and finish off the rest that evening. I do not want to, but will finish them off, even though I feel stuffed and almost sick. That would qualify me as a "binger." If you have 6 beers in the frig and finish them off in one evening, even if it is over 3-4 hours, it is considered a binge if you could not stop at 2-3. Even if it only happens once a year, it means you "binged" on the evening you could not leave them alone. Binge means out of your control and to excess.