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Which is worse binge drinking or daily drinking if it isn't bingeing for example binges that last 2-5 over 80-100+ units or 8-12 units daily?

Which is worse binge drinking or daily drinking if it isn't bingeing for example binges that last 2-5 over 80-100+ units or 8-12 units daily?

Both deadly: If you look at the outcome, they are both deadly.Binge drinking can lead to sudden death when your blood alcohol level gets high enough that you forget to breathe. Daily drinking eventually destroys your liver & at some point the loss of body control can lead to accidental death.Its just a matter of how soon you plan to die. ...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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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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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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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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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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