The Center for Disease Control and Prevention describes binge drinking as five or more drinks in a row for men and four or more drinks at a time for women. In recent years, binge drinking has become a serious threat, especially for young adults. Research links the rise in number of car accidents, liver failure and many other fatal health problems to binge drinking and stresses on the urgent need to resolve it.
Scientists claim to have developed a way of predicting which teenagers are likely to binge-drink. The method is said to be about 70 percent accurate and can suggest which 14-year olds are likely to binge-drink once they turn 16. (Read more: An emerging technique that can stop binge drinking)