Binge Drinking
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Binge drinking refers to drinking to get drink. It’s defined as drinking lots of alcohol in a short period of time. When drinking, self-control is the key in order to avoid making risky decisions when we think we are not vulnerable. 

Binge drinking is so dangerous but so common, especially on college campuses. It didn't take long after I started drinking until every time I drank was a binge. I'm both surprised and extremely lucky that nothing horrible happened to me. Than again, I am a bona fide alcoholic, so I don't imbibe alcohol anymore... it's so much easier for me that way.

Not for me at all. I don't like feeling drunk. I sometimes like to have 1 or 2 drinks. I'm a light weight anyway, so it doesn't take much. Sometimes I start feeling light headed after one tiny glass of wine. I just don't understand where the fun is in getting legless and acting the fool!

it is pretty rare for me to drink at all, on christmas i did have some eggnog that was more than just eggnog but that was the first time i had a drink in almost five years.

II very rarely drink at all any more and I am so glad, I used to get so drunk and be so ill in the morning and I know it was not doing my insides any good.

That is exactly the point, when you binge drink you are not in control because it hits you before you realize it.

Everyone who drinks must learn how to control themselves. Not only are they only prone to making themselves looking like a fool in public. They may also cause trouble for others.

It is a problem in my country, too. I am seeing 13-14 year old kids in the city weekday afternoon being totally drank. It is really bad for health, and I also don't know why it is fun for people to drink so mich and not remember anything that happened that night, and repeat it the next day...

i use to binge drink alot when i was younger. i didnt even realize i was until i was trashed. now i set a limit on how much i drink if i even drink at all

I set a limit too. I mostly drink at home. I limit myself to a glass of wine. I may have a beer at my parents' house or two or three beers at an all day party.

binge drinking of alcohol is very bad for our health if we maintain this habit. it can destroy our organs especially our liver.

A lot of young people especially students in my city binge drink on weekends, they are unaware of the dangers of it and just think that it is normal

There was a time early this year where I was very depressed and I tried to drink together with our co-workers. I never expected they would suggest binge.

I used to do this but it became a problem. Now I only have a few beers about once a month, if that. It's not worth the trouble.

I binge drank in my younger years on the week ends. Once I got pregnant with my first. I stopped drinking all together.

I used to binge drink so very much and I would get so drunk that I would pass out and this happened on a sometimes daily basis.

Oh binge drinking. Definitely not good for you. I no longer do this but in college it was pretty much the norm.

I used to have a very serious drinking problem when I was younger it was to the point of I needed a drink first thing in the morning to get out of bed I'm happy to say I longer have a problem

This is a sad habit that plagues so many Americans unfortunatly. I am a binge drinker myself and it wrecks havoc on my liver

Binge drinking was a problem for me. Thankfully, after a certain amount of alcohol (not much at all, as I am a 5'2" woman) I would get sleepy, lie down, and stop drinking for the night because I had fallen asleep. Drinking for the purpose of getting drunk is one sign of a possible alcoholic, which I am. Thank goodness I never drank enough to put me in the hospital or leave me with serious physical problems. Thank goodness, also, that I no longer drink alcohol.

I personally don't see the appeal of drinking to get drunk. It just seems like a miserable state to be in where you lose some of your self control, and not to mention the hangovers the next day! I drink every now and then, but usually socially and never enough to even feel buzzed.

i feel the same way, i dont understand why some people choose to drink them self into the ground like that. my father in law has a drinking problem and he will drink til hes about to pass out

That's so sad, and it's a hard thing to watch someone you care about do. It's such an easy habit to get into though and a lot of people do it to help with emotional distress. My husband and I are careful and set rules in place, so we don't get in the habit of drinking when we're emotional because it can lead to binge drinking.

it is sad, and really hard to watch. the family just seems to act like its not a problem but it is, he would buy beer before he buys food.

Oh man, I'm so sorry about that. It's probably hard for you as well. I know that I would be torn between not wanting to watch it happen and wanting to speak up, but being afraid of angering the person and having them stay away from me because they don't want to hear what I have to say.

i do have to keep my mouth shut about it, i think they have tried to put an end to his drinking before and i think it was a pretty nasty fight. im scared my hubby will lose his dad to liver damage soon but if i say something it will only cause more fights.

I can't even imagine how hard that is. All I can say is that I am sorry. You just have to hope that something will happen that will bring him to his senses and make him realize what he's doing not only to himself, but to you and your husband and everyone else who cares about him.

People who have a drink problem very rarely quit on the say so of others. I've often heard that they need to hit rock bottom before they actually snap out of it, of their own accord. Pretty much like drugs.

I see it all around me, but I feel helpless to do anything. I hope your father in law is able to beat it somehow. The problem i find though, a lot of people don't believe they have a problem!

Too many times we hear of some young person dropping dead during these binge drinking competitions, and still people just don't learn! The "ladette" culture also doesn't help the situation. I think many people drink for the sake of getting "legless" as opposed to enjoying themselves, which is just so sad.
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