Binge Drinking

What is it?

Binge drinking is the large amount of alcohol consumed in a short period of time

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BInge Drinking facts

  • Although college students commonly binge drink, 70% of binge drinking episodes.
  • Woman are twice as likely to start to Binge drink.
  • Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers.

Binge Drinking health problems information

  • Unintentional injuries ( car crashes, falls, burns, drowning)
  • Intentional injuries (firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence)
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Children born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • High blood pressure, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological damage
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Poor control of diabetes.

Extra information

  • One in three (30%) sexual offenses from alcohol.
  • One in three (33%) burglaries from alcohol.
  • One in two (50%) street crimes from alcohol.
  • Getting very drunk can affect your physical and mental health from alcohol.
  • These drinking levels, which differ for men and women, are:

    For men:
    No more than 4 drinks on any single day AND no more than 14 drinks per week.

    For women:
    No more than 3 drinks on any single day AND no more than 7 drinks per week.

Kids don't start drinking and it's going to to be the worst decision ever in your life.