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Binge Drinking

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Ellie Buckard

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Binge Drinking
By: Ellie Buckard
Definition:
A pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels
to 0.08 g/dL.
Women:
Occurs after about 4 drinks in 2 hours
Men:
Occurs after about 5 drinks in 2 hours
Immediate Physiological Effects of Binge Drinking
Binge drinking mainly effects the liver system and causes many different problems with the liver.
It can cause people to shake, have their vision distorted and hearing, memory loss, and dehydration.
Physical Signs and
Symptoms:
Slurred speech, Drowsiness, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Upset stomach, Headaches, Breathing difficulties, Impaired judgment, Decreased perception and coordination, Unconsciousness, Anemia (loss of red blood cells), Coma, and Blackouts
Risky Situations &
Unintended Consequences
Cancer, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver, brain damage, and stroke.
It can also cause some accidents, like car crashes. Or some probems can arise at work or school

Binge Drinking Facts
One in six US adults binge drinks about four times a month, consuming about seven drinks per binge. This results in 17 billion total binge drinks consumed by adults annually, or 467 binge drinks per binge drinker
Binge drinking is twice as common among men than among women.
How/When To
Get Help
Once a person begins to see their relationships, ability to function at work, or ability to fulfill their responsibilities negatively affected, then treatment might be necessary
Those who want treatment can seek a therapist, gain support from people around them, do an alcohol cleanse, and receive treatment from recovery
Resources:
https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/alcohol/short-term-long-term-effects.html
https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body
https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm
https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/alcohol/binge-drinking/
https://www.orlandorecovery.com/blog/treatments-binge-drinking/#gref
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