Binge Drinking and College Students

777 Words Jan 30th, 2018 3 Pages
Studies have found that an individual’s critical thinking ability is impaired because of alcohol consumption. “Binge drinking means drinking so much within about 2 hours that blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels reach 0.08g/dl.” As the CDC reports “One in six U.S. adults binge drinks about four times a month, consuming about eight drinks per binge” . Alcohol companies continue to make money from U.S adults who are dependent on alcohol for social interaction. The CDC also informs us that “The prevalence of binge drinking among men is twice the prevalence among women” it might be due to the fact the men are influenced by their peers who are more likely to drinking publicly as opposed to women who are more reserved. The symptoms of binge drinker include drinking for fun, drinking quickly and being dependent on the alcohol in a public setting. The other symptoms of binge drinking include “a decreased heart rate, loss of memory after drinking, rapid change in emotions, poor balance and co-ordination, accidental falls and feeling nausea or vomiting” . It leads to “alcohol poisoning, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, high blood pressure, liver disease, sexual dysfunction and children born with fetal alcohol spectrum” . Current treatments for Binge include advisory for individuals to drink slowly, eat enough food so…
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