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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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Dr. Mark Tosca
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Binge Drinking (Definition)

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 ...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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How can I treat my binge drinking?

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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How do you personally define binge drinking?

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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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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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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Cheek numbness after a night of binge drinking?

Cheek numbness after a night of binge drinking?

Alcohol neuropathy: High amounts of alcohol are toxic; by binge drinking you are poisoning yourself- it can even be fatal. Usually this occurs in the arms and legs but can happen in the cheeks. B vitamins can help but may not totally protect you. Binge drinking can cause permanent brain damage, liver disease, increased cancer risk etc. Your body is giving you a very clear message to stop- if you can't, seek help! ...Read more