Your liver can process one serving of alcohol per hour. That means if you’re drinking, your liver can only handle within one hour the equivalent of 12 ounces of beer or 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled alcohol, like whiskey, tequila, gin, rum, or vodka.
Binge drinking isn’t only associated with college students any longer. The CDC found that middle-aged adults are most often the ones suffering from alcohol poisoning.
You’re binge drinking if you’re a woman and have four or more drinks in a two-hour period or five more drinks for men in the same time period.