Pregnancy, breast cancer, and heart disease are women’s health issues frequently discussed among health experts. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added binge drinking as another health concern for women. Binge drinking could potentially damage a woman’s overall health, and could add risks to all of the women’s health issues mentioned above.
Binge drinking is associated with increased risk of injury. Often those injuries are associated with a drop in social inhibition, causing individuals to act in ways that are outside their normal behaviors. In addition, many injuries are caused by sluggishness and clumsiness that can accompany the effects of intoxication.
College is often associated with social drinking. Many students use alcohol to relieve stress and pressure from their studies, and the alcohol consumption often occurs in a social setting. However, there is also a significant number of students who drink alone, and sometimes drink to excess.
While alcohol poisoning can resemble less severe instances of intoxication, it is actually a serious and potentially life threatening condition. Alcohol poisoning occurs when large quantities of alcohol are consumed in relatively short periods of time.
Teens who binge drink may have even more problems than missing school, social isolation and serious health issues. Research summarized in recent news says binge-drinking adolescents are also more likely to feel the effects into adulthood, with consequences including anxiety and behavior or mood problems.
Australia appears to have a problem. It is one that is considered a national shame and one that needs immediate attention. According to a recent Herald Sun report, the country is home to children as young as 10-years-old in rehab facilities for alcohol abuse. The nation also claims that one in five teens will regularly[.....]
The Christmas holidays are a prime time for celebrating, but also a prime time for mistakes to be made. Binge drinking is often one of those mistakes that can lead to bigger problems.
Binge drinking has become too attractive to teens seeking to achieve a certain high within a short amount of time. Not only are these individuals putting their health at risk, they could also be causing damage to their still-developing brains.
England has a drinking problem and its citizens are footing the bill. A recent Press TV report shows that an annual bill of nearly $30.5 million is attributed to ambulance services that respond to reports of medical emergencies due to underage drinking.
The line between intoxication and sobriety can be a blurry one, literally. Though everyone is familiar with the dangers of driving drunk, debate continues as to what level of drinking constitutes intoxication – and if there are certain other levels of drinking that should also be monitored. Thousands of injuries and hospitalizations result from intoxication[.....]