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Dr. Mark Tosca
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Binge Drinking (Overview)

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking many alcoholic beverages in a short time. A binge may be 5+ drinks for men and 4+ drinks for women in 2 hours.


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My boyfriend got hit in the head with a baseball bat in 2003 . Can a head injury cause binge drinking.

Yes : Head injuries can lead to changes in personality that may manifest as substance abuse. Unfortunately after 10 years is unlikely that any issues surrounding his head injury will change. I suggest you discuss this with him and possibly see a counselor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Tosca
52 doctors shared insights

Binge Drinking (Overview)

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking many alcoholic beverages in a short time. A binge may be 5+ drinks for men and 4+ drinks for women in 2 hours.


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What does it mean when someone is binge drinking?

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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Overcoming Bulimia & Binge Eating (Checklist)

Don't skip meals
daily
List binge triggers
daily
Get professional help
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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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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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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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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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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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Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum?

Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum?

Well.....: It is not likely that binge drinking would directly cause a blighted ovum. Blighted ovums are common and are usually caused by genetic missteps during conception. More concerning though is the fact that there is binge drinking at all especially in someone who is at risk for getting pregnant. Binge drinking is a serious health risk. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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