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  • 1. BINGE DRINKING By: Kristen
  • 2. What Exactly is Binge Drinking?
    • Heavy consumption of alcohol in a short period of time
    • 5 or more drinks in a row by men, 4 or more drinks in a row by women at least once in previous 2 weeks
    • HEAVY binge drinking is 3 or more episodes in 2 weeks
  • 3. Why People Binge Drink
    • Alcohol Companies, bars, and liquor stores make drinking sound fun and attractive
    • It’s easy for a high school student to get into peer pressure about drinking
    • Other Reasons:
    • They’re curious
    • They think it will feel good, not thinking about it making them sick and hung-over
    • To reduce stress, even though it creates more stress
    • They want to feel older
  • 4. The Risks
    • Hangovers
    • Throwing up
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Memory lapses
    • Mood changes
    • Other problems that effects your daily life
    • More serious & long lasting risks as well
  • 5. Alcohol Poisoning
    • Most life threatening consequence of binge drinking
    • Affects body’s involuntary reflexes
    • Like, breathing a gag reflex (person could choke on their own vomit if no gag reflex)
    • Extreme confusion
    • Inability to be awakened
    • Vomiting
    • Seizures
    • Slow/irregular breathing
    • Low body temperature
    • Bluish or pale skin
    • IF YOU THINK SOMEONE HAS ALCOHOL POSIONING, CALL 911 IMMEDIATLEY
  • 6. Impaired Judgment
    • Drinkers are more likely to take risks than those who are sober
    • Injure themselves and others from drunk driving
    • Not only driving, walking is also more difficult while intoxicated
    • In 2000, about one third of pedestrians 16 &older who were killed in traffic accidents were intoxicated
    • Might have unprotected sex-at risk of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies
  • 7. Physical Health
    • People who binge drank through high school, are more likely to be overweight and have a high blood pressure by the age of 24
    • One regular beer is 150 calories, which would add up to a lot if someone drank every night
  • 8. Mental Health
    • Binge drinkers have a harder time in school
    • More likely to dropout
    • Disrupts sleeping patterns, making it harder to concentrate during day
    • Struggles with studying & poor academic performance
    • Affects personality
    • Friends may drift away
  • 9. Getting Help
    • Get help as soon as possible if you think a friend has a binge-drinking problem
    • Talk to an adult you trust
    • Alternative: trusted friend or sibling who you find easy to talk to
    • Drinking too much is a result of social pressure, and sometimes it helps to think about that others have been through the same thing
    • Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you’re worried
    • STOP DRINKING, OR FIND COUNCELING