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Binge Drinking

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Stephanie Radu

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking Reasons the ultimate release of responsibility
enjoy the sensation of being drunk
drinking is an accepted culture at college
some students perceive binge drinking as a rite of passage
to rebel against parents
cause it’s there
to suppress emotions and pain Effects missed classes and school work
risk of physical injury
property damage because many students drink and drive
an increase in physical assaults and rapes on campus
difficulty concentrating
memory lapses
mood changes
alcohol poisoning
impaired judgment
physical health
mental health
alcoholism Stats Although college students commonly binge drink, 70% of binge drinking episodes involve adults over age 25 years
The prevalence of binge drinking among men is 2 times the prevalence among women.
Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers.
About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 years in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.
The proportion of current drinkers that binge is highest in the 18- to 20-year-old group (51%)
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