Binge drinking- kristenn

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Binge drinking- kristenn

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

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