Tag Archives: Binge Drinking

How Can I Stop Binge Drinking? Help for Alcohol Abuse Before Dependency and Alcoholism
Binge drinking: Males consuming 5 or more drinks in one sitting and females consuming 4 or more. Binge drinking may start (somewhat) innocently enough, but when left unchecked, continued binge drinking leads to increased risk of dependency and alcoholism. In addition to addiction, the risk of developing alcohol-related health problems are heightened for binge drinkers. Consuming high levels of alcohol can result in memory problems, car accidents, alcohol poisoning and premature death, just to name a few consequences. Binge Drinking and Addiction Alcohol dependency affects people in different ways. For instance, a business executive may not drink during the day but drink too much ...

How Rehab Can Help You Let Go of a Party Lifestyle and Negative Behaviors
Why People Turn to Drugs and Alcohol As a teen or young adult, a person’s reasons for drinking and using drugs are different from those of an older person. When someone is young, they are often fun-seeking and bent on fitting in with the crowd. Relaxing, getting high or buzzed, alleviating depressed feelings or staying up at night are the most common reasons young people use drugs and alcohol. For some, the drug abuse and alcohol consumption becomes more frequent. People also use drugs and alcohol to cope with the challenges in life. Although events and circumstances certainly affect our lives, we are ...

How Binge Drinking and Alcoholism Affect California Communities
Binge Drinking in California Rebekah, a college student in California, eagerly anticipated celebrating her 21st birthday with her friends at a local bar. Unfortunately, Rebekah’s first experience with binge drinking would be her last. Her friends egged her on to quickly down 21 shots for her 21st, which made Rebekah pass out, choke on her own vomit and stop breathing. Rebekah, merely one casualty of the 1 in 6 American adults who binge drink regularly, became a victim of alcohol poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking – the excessive and rapid consumption of alcohol resulting in a ...

How Binge Drinking Affects Your Body and How to Stop
The Effects of Binge Drinking on the Body Many people, especially college students, engage in binge drinking either to combat stress or simply to party. But heavy alcohol consumption, even from one night of binge drinking, can lead to serious health consequences. Read the infographic below to see how alcohol affects your body. Then keep reading to learn some effective ways to relax, have fun and manage your stress and emotions without resorting to heavy drinking. Why Do People Binge Drink? Before you even started reading this, you probably already knew that binge drinking isn’t good for your health. Drinking is one of those ...

Are Binge Drinkers More Likely to Become Alcohol Dependent?
Binge drinking is a growing problem in the United States. In January 2012, the CDC released estimates that more than 38 million adults participate in binge drinking. Many do so as many as four times a month. While the largest group engaging in binge drinking is in the 18-to-24-age range, those over 65 who imbibe in excess were found to binge drink more frequently. Binge drinkers run a greater risk of serious consequences than those who consume alcohol in limited amounts. Underage binge drinkers, for example, are twice as likely to continue binge drinking as adults and three times more likely ...

Why Binge Drinking Is Such a Problem on College Campuses
A college has infamously been a time when kids experiment with drugs and alcohol and (hopefully) come out unscathed. We have traditionally looked at these years as a time when experimentation is a rite of passage into adulthood and applauded graduates for surviving. However, by viewing college alcohol and drug abuse in this manner, we have brought forth a new generation of substance abusers who need help. This begs the question: why are college students so apt to dangerously experiment? And furthermore, what can be done to further alcohol abuse prevention? Why Is College a Vulnerable Time for Drinking?  On the surface, ...