What is Binge Drinking?
Binge drinking or heavy episodic drinking is a modern epithet for drinking alcoholic beverages.
- NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs after 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men—in about 1 day.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which conducts the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), defines binge drinking as drinking 5 or more alcoholic drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days.
What is the Problems?
Binge drinking can affect not only your health in both physical and mental ways but also the other people’s:
- Accidents and falls are the most common dangers since being drunk affects your balance and co-ordination.
- Binge drinking can affect your mood and your memory and in the longer term can lead to serious mental health problems. More commonly, binge drinking can lead to anti-social, aggressive and violent behaviors.
Why it’s gonna happen?
In America college, students occupy are vague between youth and adult, and in many ways, partying, drinking and breaking the rules are the parts of this traditional grown-up periods. Also , at this period in college study, students always feel anxiety, street, and depression—sometimes it’s just an unhappy feeling. And at these moments, students may use drinking to numb themselves. On the other hand, there are probably some reasons for sociocultural so they must drink. Although, it is undeniable to say some people just feel great to drink. There are always some students like this in college.
Here is a video talk about the Modern Binge Drinking Culture on the Youtube.