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Binge Drinking

BINGE DRINKING WHEN MOST PEOPLE PICTURE SOMEONE WITH A DRINKING PROB- LEM, THEY PROBABLY IMAGINE AN ALCOHOLIC WHO DRINKS EVERY DAY AND CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT ALCOHOL. BUT EVEN THOSE WHO AREN'T DEPENDENT ON ALCOHOL BUT ROUTINELY DRINK TO EXCESS ARE IN DANGER OF LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES. WHAT IS BINGE DRINKING? CONSUMING ALCOHOL UNTIL THE BLOOD-ALCOHOL 0.08% CONCENTRATION LEVEL IS OR MORE. THIS USUALLY MEANS FIVE OR MORE DRINKS IN A AND FOUR OR MORE DRINKS FOR WOMEN, GENERALLY SINGLE OCCASION WITHIN ABOUT TWO FOR MEN HOURS. Age group with most binge drinkers: Income group with most binge drinkers: Age group that binge Income group that binge drinks most often: drinks the most often and drinks most per binge: $4 [$] More than Less than 18-34 65+ $75,000 $25,000 years years Most alcohol-impaired Most people who binge drink are not alcohol dependent More than half of the alcohol More than 90% of the alcohol adults drink is while youth drink is while binge drinking. drivers binge drink. or alcoholics. binge drinking. WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR DRINKS TO BINGE DRINK? AMONG TEENAGE BINGE DRINKERS IN A U.S. GOVERNMENT STUDY, HARD LIQUOR WAS THE BEVERAGE OF CHOICE. 43.7 17.4 18.5 3.4 3.9 3.3 9.7 LIQUOR BEER MALT WINE WINE SOME NO USUAL BEVERAGES COOLERS OTHER TYPE TYPE WHY IS LIQUOR THE MOST POPULAR? EASY TO HIDE MORE HIGHER BY MIXING PALATABLE ALCOHOL WITH SOFT FOR CONTENT DRINK OR BEGINNING JUICE DRINKERS TYPICAL COST TO BAR IF THE BAR CHARGES $2 FOR A RUM AND COKE AND $2 FOR A PINT OF BEER, THEY STAND TO 12 OUNCES SHOT MAKE $1.20 OFF THE BEER AND OF BEER OF VODKA $1.79 OFF THE RUM AND COKE 60 cents 21 cents (ASSUMING THE BARTENDER PUTS ONE SHOT IN THE DRINK). WHEN DOES BINGE DRINKING START? IN COLLEGE 81% IN3 COLLEGE STUDENTS COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO WHO REPORT BINGE DRINKING HAVE TRIED ALCOHOL AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIVES THE CONSEQUENCES ARE SERIOUS 800,000 College students who report being assaulted or raped by another student who had been drinking or while they had been drinking STUDENTS LIVING AT FRAT OR SORORITY HOUSES ARE MORE LIKELY THAN THOSE LIVING WITH THEIR FAMILIES TO REPORT BINGE DRINKING IN HIGH SCHOOL 4 INl0 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO SAY THEY ARE DRINKERS PERCENTAGE OF ADULTS WHO BINGE DRINK WA AK ME MT ND VT MN NH MA NY OR ID SD WI WY MI ст NJ (DE IMD IA PA NE NV IL Он IN UT CO wV KS MO VA CA KY NC TN OK AZ NM AR SC 10.9% - 16.7% MS AL GA 16.8% - 18.6% LA TX 18.7% - 25.6% DATA UNAVAILABLE EFFECTS OF BINGE DRINKING MEMORY LOSS SHAKING SHORT TERM INJURY TO YOURSELF ALCOHOL POISONING HANGOVERS NAUSEA WEIGHT GAIN VOMITING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LONG TERM LIVER DAMAGE BRAIN DAMAGE ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM CANCER HEART PROBLEMS WORKPLACE PROBLEMS SEXUAL PROBLEMS GETTING HELP IF YOU RECOGNIZE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT BECOMING A BINGE DRINKER, THERE ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. INTERVENTION, THERAPY AND REHABILITATION ALL CAN HELP THOSE FACING A DRINKING PROBLEM TO TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND. SOURCES U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/ICollege_Bulletin-508_361C4E.pdf http://www.centurycouncil.org/binge-drinking/statistics • http://positivemed.com/2012/09/13/the-truth-about-college-binge-drinking/ http://www.cfah.org/hbns/archives/viewSupportDoc.cfm?supportingDocID=450 • http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/96330899.html http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=4508106&page=2#.UFİRS02PXKU

Binge Drinking

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