Binge Drinking is Dangerous

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Excessive alcohol is dangers for health after then person are not aware to dangers and risk of binge drinking. Today, it seems that alcohol is a status symbol of all high profile family parties.

It is estimated that each year 1,825 college students about age 18-24 die from alcohol- related unintentional injury, involving road accident.

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About 20 percent of college students meet the criteria for an alcoholic use disorder.

Associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of public health Department of Health Behavior Peter Hendricks said “Alcohol abuse, being drinking in particular, is thought to be rite of passage for college students; but in reality it is a very serious health epidemic in the United States.

Dangerous effect

Excess quantity of Alcohol is dangerous and can quite lead to death

Critical sign and symptoms of alcohol is confusion, Vomiting, Irregular breathing, Slow breathing, Seizures, Hypothermia.

Alcohol acts as depressant, impairing bodily functions, such as gag reflex.

On a national level 696,600 student between ages 18-24 are assaulted and 97, 000 students report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault every year by another student who has been drinking.

Moderate quantity of Alcohol

The National Institute on Alcohol abuse and Alcoholism defined, is no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drink per day for men, translating to seven or fewer drinks per week for women and 14 or fewer drinks per week for men.

 Being drinking

  • Four drinks in two hours for women
  • Five drinks in two hours for men

Standard Drink

  • 12 Ounce beer
  • 8 Ounce of malt liquor
  • 5 ounce of glass of wine
  • 1.5 ounce shot of liquor

Minimize the risk

An article publish in Lancet in year 2010, according to this article alcohol is rated as the single most harmful of all abused substances, ranking higher than heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine.

Hendricks recommended that those under the legal drinking age 21 refrain from drinking alcohol. Above the age of 21 considered the moderate drinking (NMT 2 drinks per day for men and NMT 1 drinks per day for women)

Eat a full meal before drinking occasion and take alternate each alcoholic beverage with a glass of water. Avoid taking shots, sip drinking slowly. Do not mix alcohol with other drugs as this increase risk of toxicity. Don’t accept drink from someone you do not know. Never take eyes off of your drink.

Source: Newswise

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