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ⓘ Binge drinking is an unhealthy way of drinking alcoholic beverages. When people binge drink, they usually drink a lot of alcohol in a short time, or drink with ..




Binge drinking
                                     

ⓘ Binge drinking

Binge drinking is an unhealthy way of drinking alcoholic beverages. When people binge drink, they usually drink a lot of alcohol in a short time, or drink with the goal of getting drunk.

Binge drinking is very common in the United States. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC says that in the U.S.:

  • More than half of the alcohol drunk by adults is drunk during binge drinking; and
  • About 90% of the alcohol drunk by youth under age 21 is drunk during binge drinking.
                                     

1.1. What exactly is binge drinking? United States

In the United States, the most common definition of binge drinking was created by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 2009. It says that binge drinking is a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings a persons blood alcohol content BAC to 0.08 or more. Blood alcohol content is the percentage of ethanol in the persons blood. In the United States, a BAC of 0.08 means a person is legally drunk. This means that a person would be binge drinking if:

  • A usual adult woman had four or more drinks in about two hours.
  • A usual adult man had five or more drinks in about two hours
                                     

1.2. What exactly is binge drinking? United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service says that binge drinking is having "eight or more units session for men and six or more for women." Units are used in the United Kingdom to measure alcohol. This means a person would be binge drinking if:

  • A usual adult woman drank three glasses of wine, or three pints of beer, in a single drinking session
  • A usual adult man drank four glasses of wine, or three and a half pints of beer, in a single drinking session
                                     

1.3. What exactly is binge drinking? European Union

A recent report paid for by the European Union suggested that binge drinking should be defined, across Europe, as drinking "60g alcohol men and 40g alcohol women in a period of about two hours."

                                     

2. Dangers of binge drinking

Binge drinking can be dangerous. It can cause alcohol poisoning. If a person drinks too much, they can stop breathing and die. Binge drinking can also damage the liver.

Also, it increases binge drinkers risks of having other problems. Binge drinkers are more likely than people who do not binge drink to:

  • Psychological intimidation, belittling, or humiliation
  • Have children who are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Get sexually transmitted diseases or get pregnant without meaning to because they are more likely to take risks and not use birth control like condoms
  • Have erectile dysfunction
  • Controlling behaviors like isolating the person from friends and family.
  • Hurt themselves accidentally for example, by falling or drowning
  • Have high blood pressure, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases
  • Physical aggression like hitting, kicking, or slapping
  • Get liver disease, like cirrhosis
  • Hurt themselves or other people on purpose
  • Get brain damage
  • Drive while drunk, crash the car, and hurt or kill themselves or other people
  • Forced sexual intercourse or activities


                                     
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Effects of binge drinking.

Binge Drinking CHYPS Plus. Binge drinkers continue using alcohol even when it causes physical, social, legal and psychological problems. It is very difficult for binge drinkers. Alcohol statistics Alcohol Change UK. Annual data for England on teetotalism, drinking in the week before survey interview, frequent drinking and units drunk, including analysis by sex, age and.


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