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What is binge drinking?

What is binge drinking?

Binging: Is excess drinking over short period of time, for men it is 5 or more standard drinks, and for women it is 4 or more, consumed at least once in a 2 week period. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Tosca
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Binge Drinking (Definition)

This is the patient who can go for long periods of time without touching a drop of alcohol, but will suddenly go through mass quantities of it in a ...Read more


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How do I help my binge drinking?

How do I help my binge drinking?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

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How can I treat my binge drinking?

Talk to your doctor: Binge drinking like any behavior has triggers of reinforcement. Your doctor can help you with medications, counseling and can refer to aa meetings etc. ...Read more

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What is definition of binge drinking?

What is definition of binge drinking?

Answer: I suspect you'll find out in rehab (if you are asking, you probably need to go.). ...Read more

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How can binge drinking affect happiness?

Depression: Alcoholism is known to cause depression and anxiety among other problems. Not much good to say about alcoholism in any form. Increases risk for high-blood pressure, certain cancers, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. You need to get help. Reach out to someone. Http://rethinkingdrinking. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/. ...Read more

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What exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

What exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

Binge drinking: "according to the national institute on alcohol abuse & alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (bac) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours." http://www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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How do you personally define binge drinking?

Too many drinks: Binge drinking could look like a six pack or case of beer, a bottle of wine or a fifth of liquor in one night. There may be less conservative cut off points or more generous allowances by some clinicians although these specified in my opinion are generous. For health maintenance, I would suggest no more than 2 or 3 beers, a glass or two of wine, or one shot glass of hard liquor. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can someone die from a night of binge drinking?

Absolutely: People do die from alcohol toxicity, it can suppress breathing, cause the heart to stop, cause aspiration, vomiting stomach contents into lungs, .
. An alcohol concentration of. 40%
will kill 50 % of people. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is binge drinking?

Alcoholism: Binge drinking is often one of the most difficult forms of alcohol abuse to treat. The person often doesn't crave alcohol in between episodes and there can be weeks in between but their weakness is that once they start drinking they cannot stop until he either black out or pass out in many cases. The risks are significant. Alcohol poisoning, car accidents, physical fights other activities that are not remembered the next day have landed many people in jail, some for life as a result of binge drinking. Fortunately, for those who cannot control it, there are treatment options. Medicinal treatment options include campral, daily naltrexone, and monthly injections called vivitrol. Alcohol counseling and psychotherapy and treatment of any accompanying psychiatric condition should also be undertaken. Any physical diseases occurring at the same time should also be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is worse ---regular boozing or binge drinking?

Boozing/binging: Both are toxic, but more immediate toxicity with heavy drinking over short period (binging). ...Read more

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What can moderate to excessive binge drinking can cause?

Brain Damage: Each time you get a "buzz, " you are killing brain cells. In addition, being drunk causes impaired judgment. This can lead to many bad situations. ...Read more

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How bad is heavy binge drinking twice a week for my body?

Bad: It can be just as bad if not worse then drinking a six-pack a day. It's alcohol abuse either way. Both can lead to cirrhosis, dementia, increase risk for various cancers, increase risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, depression, high blood pressure. On and on.

It's alcoholism no matter how you slice it. You should get help before it's too late. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Binge drinking?

Binge drinking: This is the patient who can go for long periods of time without touching a drop of alcohol, but will suddenly go through mass quantities of it in a short period of time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does binge drinking affect the health?

Always: Any thing taken in excess is the source of problem. When somebody binge drinks he /she run the risk of having legal, social, relation, financial, professional problems. As the experts advise, every thing in moderation..... ...Read more

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Why do some adolescents think excessive or binge drinking is worth the risk?

Why do some adolescents think excessive or binge drinking is worth the risk?

Binge Drinking: The thoughtful part of a teen's brain is not fully developed, combine that fact with family difficulties and peer pressure and you have a complex combination that can lead to risky behavior. Best. ...Read more

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What is the long term damage that can be caused by infrequent binge drinking?

Memory loss: The most serious medical consequences which can occur as a result of binge drinking are neurological. One can have potentially fatal seizures during the withdrawal phase. If one is not adequately nourished, the areas of the brain involved in memory formation may be damaged permanently (wernicke korsakoff syndrome). Of course there are social consequences, like relationship or legal problems, too! ...Read more

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What negative health effects can weekly binge drinking have on you from fall term?

Multiple: Binge drinking is considered alcoholism. There are many harmful consequences of excessive drinking. Liver failure is an obvious one. But it can also cause cardiac rhthym disorders (such as atrial fibrillation, a.K.A "holiday heart"). It can cause hypertension, depression, erectile dysfunction, insomnia & increases risk for certain cancers. Bottom line is alcoholism of any form is harmful. ...Read more

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What can I do if my insides hurt 2 days after a night of binge drinking. Should I be worried?

You should: I can list host of health problem you might be running in to the most common one are gastritis, pancreatitis, acute liver injury. If you were forcefully throwing up, gastric mucosal tear and the worst case scenario is esophageal tear. Hopefully you are well. ...Read more

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Can there be any well-written books on the subject of alcholism/binge drinking?

100s, maybe 1000s: The book I most recommend is Under the Influence: Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism, by Dr. James Milan. A more personal story, very well written and very poignant, is The Road Less Travelled, by M. Scott Peck. ...Read more

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How to instruct my students in prevention of binge drinking?

How to instruct my students in prevention of binge drinking?

Social Norming ; MI: Many student binge drinkers think everyone drinks until they black out. Provide data and highlight that outside their social circle many of their peers drink less, in moderation, etc. Learn about motivational interviewing techniques to help connect w/ students on this topic and work with their resistance. ...Read more

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Can psychology be used to treat binge drinking?

Can psychology be used to treat binge drinking?

Yes: Different types of psychological therapy can indeed be used to help binge drinking symptoms decrease. Also, 12 step programs if run effectively, in addition to therapy can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What are some harmful effects of binge drinking coffee?

Depends: On what you think is a binge. Some people drink 20 cups of coffee a day without any apparent problems. Others have one cup of coffee and have a tremor and can't sleep that night. Most people who drink coffee consume 2-3 cups per day, and rarely drink it after mid-afternoon. This rarely causes problems. In sensitive people, it can elevate blood pressure &pulse, cause insomnia and anxiety & headache. ...Read more

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Is a weeklong binge drinking going to cause long term effects?

Maybe: If his has happened only once in your life probably not. However, if you have been doing this for any length of time you should seek help. In addition, too much drinking may result in alcohol poisoning. It will certainly kill brain cells. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is occasional smoking and binge drinking?

Not good: Depends on how occasional and how severe the smoking and drinking are. If you are drinking alcohol to the point of blacking out or losing motor control, this is dangerous. Smoking has clear adverse effects on the heart, lungs and other organs. ...Read more

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Husband binge drinking last few months. Stopped 1 week ago, how long should we wait before ttc?

Husband binge drinking last few months. Stopped 1 week ago, how long should we wait before ttc?

He needs help: Before going down the path of starting a family, your husband needs to seek help for problem drinking. While I know nothing about your situation, given what you have said, conception seems like a bad idea until he has sought help. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to quit drinking and recover from all the past binge drinking I've done?

Alcoholics Anonymous: If you are binge alcoholic, it is best to obtain help with your endeavor. The best program that I know for sobriety is alcoholics anonymous. It is free. It is supportive. It will will help you to remain sober. It will allow you to work through regrets. Working with an addiction medicine specialist would also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Will binge drinking only 3 times in my whole life cause any long term harm if I now don't drink completely?

Will binge drinking only 3 times in my whole life cause any long term harm if I now don't drink completely?

Wise choice: I very seriously doubt you have done any prior harm to yourself, and the decision to avoid alcohol could be a very healthy future approach. Many people your age, are unfortunately highly attracted to recreational drugs and/or alcohol, and these bad choices can often leave lifelong permanent consequences. You have chosen a different path!! ...Read more

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I didn't find out I was prego until 15 weeks. I was binge drinking/moderately drinking that whole time. US says baby is ok. Would the us show prob?

I didn't find out I was prego until 15 weeks. I was binge drinking/moderately drinking that whole time. US says baby is ok. Would the us show prob?

No: Fetal alcohol effect reflects a dose related intensity of findings. The original FAS description from France in the 50's came from alcoholics, many of whom died of alcohol related pbs within a year of giving birth. Although no level of alcohol can be considered totally safe, moms have been in your position & had normal outcome. An ultrasound might show some issues, but not all. ...Read more

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Is binge drinking the same as addiction?

Is binge drinking the same as addiction?

No: Binge drinking is when you drink in 2 hours: 5 or more drinks for men, 4+ for women. Most who binge are not addicted to alcohol. Binge has its own set of dangers that are different than what we would worry for a chronic alcoholic patient. Binge drinking can contribute to sexual assault, accidents, lung injury or death by aspiration of vomit, or coma (alcohol poisoning). ...Read more

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Can binge drinking cause vertigo? Help please?

Can binge drinking cause vertigo? Help please?

Yes: And in some cases it can be permanent. Alcohol damages the small lobes at the very bottom/back of the brain called the cerebellum, which controls movement. Damage to the cerebellum can cause dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, impaired gait and other problems. That's why people stumble and are clumsy when they are intoxicated. Chronic persistent high dose use of alcohol can cause permanent damage. ...Read more

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How can I try to prevent binge drinking on campus?

Awareness: Awareness is an effective tool at preventing binge drinking on campus. Students are often not aware of the negative consequences of binge drinking. The more we educate young adults, the more likely they are to drink responsibly. ...Read more

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How many years of weekend binge drinking cause cirrhosis?

How many years of weekend binge drinking cause cirrhosis?

Impossible to say: Everybody has a different tolerance to alcohol. Man can generally process more alcohol than women, perhaps due to larger body & liver mass. Other factors such as hepatitis virus coinfection and fatty liver disease can contribute to liver injury from alcohol. Genetics can perhaps play a role also. Regardless of anyone's ability to handle alcohol, binge drinking is strongly discouraged for all. ...Read more