A drinking spree is a time when a person drinks a large amount of alcohol, without regard for the consequences.
A person who drank that way all the time would be classified as either a drunk or an alcoholic.
A drinking spree has a begin and and end, while an alcoholic is drinking all the time.
A perfectly normal person could go on one drinking spree and stop.
Many students go on a break from college in the spring in the U.S. and travel to resort areas, where most of them go on a drinking spree for a week.
Unfortunately, a few of them don't know when it's time to stop and keep going when the get back to school.