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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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Calderdale Council's Director of Public Health, Paul Butcher said: "is is a worrying trend and I'd like to warn all parents and young people to be alert to the dangers of binge drinking.
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