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binge drinking

n.
Consumption of a large number of alcoholic beverages within a short period of time.
An early phase of chronic alcoholism, characterised by episodic ‘flirtation’ with the bottle by binges of drinking to the point of stupor, followed by periods of abstinence. Binge drinking is accompanied by alcoholic ketoacidosis—accelerated lipolysis—and beta-hydroxybutyric acid production due to impaired insulin secretion, decreased food consumption and recurrent vomiting

binge drinking

An early phase of chronic alcoholism, characterized by episodic 'flirtation' with the bottle by binges of drinking to the point of stupor, followed by periods of abstinence; BD is accompanied by alcoholic ketoacidosis–accelerated lipolysis and β-hydroxybutyric acid production due to impaired insulin secretion, ↓ food consumption and recurrent vomiting. See 'Eyeopener. '.

binge drinking

The practice of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol regularly. A binge has been defined as a pattern of drinking that brings the blood alcohol level to 80 mg per 100 ml (0.08 per cent) or more. A 2003 British Government report indicates that binge drinking in the UK has risen markedly in recent years, especially among young people and that the problem is markedly more severe in the UK than in other European countries. Nearly 20 per cent of the total alcohol taken is consumed by underage drinkers.

Patient discussion about binge drinking

Q. BINGE DRINKING can binge drinking cause death?

A. Yes. Excessive immediate alcohol consumption (i.e. drinking a lot of alcohol during a short time) can lead to a coma and death. Moreover, even smaller amounts may cause death indirectly through risk taking (i.e. RECKLESS) behavior such as driving while drinking, fights etc.

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"But many chronic drinkers are susceptible to liver damage when they binge drink. The liver is the metabolic powerhouse of the body and liver injury can compound damage to other organs.
A study using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (https://www.cdc.gov/prams/index.htm) found that women who binge drink before pregnancy are more likely to drink and binge drink during pregnancy than are women who do not binge drink before pregnancy (4).
Students binge drink with others to fit in." A 19-year-old female African American sophomore, who lived off campus with roommates, who had not used alcohol at all herself in the past year but thought the typical college student used it 10 times in the past month wrote, "Yes, because there are a lot of college students drinking because their peers are doing it."
Highly motivated students may be less likely to binge drink because they believe that drinking may interfere with their studies.
When binge drinking frequency is broken down by age group, those aged between 16 and 29 were more likely to binge drink, and to do so frequently, than their younger counterparts (77% of 16-29-year-olds binge, compared with only 47.7% of 12-15-year-olds).
As these descriptive statistics show, adolescents who binge drink at any point in the last year receive significantly lower grades (columns 3 and 6) and have higher suspension rates (column 9) and unexcused absence (column 12) rates than nonbinge drinkers (8) However, for three of the four outcome measures, these mean differences do not differ by gender.
"Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that approximately 13.6 per cent of people in Solihull binge drink. This is a worryingly high proportion.
Children of parents who smoke are more likely to binge drink, experiment with drugs, skip school, steal, vandalise and have under-age sex, a study showed yesterday.
First, what distinguishes students who binge drink from those who do not?
In the United States, two out of every five college students regularly binge drink. That's defined as at least four and five drinks in a row, respectively, for women and men.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA], Aug 10 (ANI): A new research has found that young adults who frequently binge drink are more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors at a younger age than non-binge drinkers.
CDC researchers found that 1 in 6, or 37 million, adults binge drink about once a week, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge.