The Disease of Binge Drinking

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The Disease of Binge Drinking My report is on the disease binge drinking. Binge drinking is a dangerous drinking problem that many people have. A binge is defined as five or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting for a man, and four for a woman. Binge drinking is extremely common among American high school and college students. In fact, one-third of high school and college students admit to a binge in the last 30 days. I think that this high rate is reasonable since drinking is still seen as a popular activity in many colleges as seen in the horrible accidents in the newspaper or on television. On television shows and in movies binge drinking is rarely shown as a dangerous and horrible thing. Alcohol is more commonly shown with friends, beauty, and enjoyment. I researched a survey which said that children who are surveyed recognize the Budweiser frog slogan as often as they do “Bugs Bunny's." Many people today have this problem of abusing alcohol; many of them being teenagers. Someone can develop this problem by starting a habit of drinking or alcoholism. One drink a night can lead to two. Two drinks a night can lead to three. Three drinks a night can lead to a serious binge drinking problem. The only real way to transmit this disease is through genes. Scientists have known that alcohol problems can be hereditary. The baby of this mother may have an initial craving for alcohol and may feel ill without alcohol in its system. That is why drinking when you are pregnant can be a very dangerous thing. Binge drinking will definitely cause the person to feel without control over his or her body. They will be very dizzy and crazy. This can be dangerous for the drinker and dangerous for the people around him or her. This is why drinking and driving can be so perilous. Some people have been killed because of a heavy drinker while the drinker walks away unharmed. The effects of binge drinking are that as you get more and more obsessed with alcohol, there can be many more long term effects. Your body can only drink so much alcohol. Over time your liver becomes damaged by torn tissue and maybe some other problems. This is called cerocious. Binge drinking can also lead to poverty and a loss of job. The only way to prevent binge drinking is by not abusing alcohol and drinking too

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