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. 

sometimes we are not aware of how much we drink but what the reason is. People drink for various reasons ..none of them are good. Also from the other posts your right you do stuff you would not otherwise do or say..but more you dont remember what you said or did. Not good. its is a disease ...

I am one of those lucky few who, the few times I've purposely had a lot to drink, it's rolled off of me because of adrenaline.

Case in point. I'm in a Polish restaurant with my friend Dee, and our Polish driver. She's a neighbour of Dee's. The driver, a very high- strung and emotional lady gets upset about an innocent comment Dee makes and starts shrieking like a smoke alarm. I order a shot of Slijovica (Slavic plum brandy 80 proof) and make it disappear. I do this about six more times till I decide it's too expensive, and stop. Dee and I are stuck and the sober but emotional driver is our only way back to the hotel. I should mention that due to the situation, I didn't feel the effects of the alcohol AT ALL!! Driver has a sub-psychotic episode on the way back, and Dee and I honestly think the crazy lady's going to kill us!! We got back to the hotel, but I was so alert that I just sat there and stared at the ceiling all night. I went to my business meeting the next morning like nothing even happened!!

I am not saying I can drink like that all the time, nor would I want to try it, just that there are times when adrenaline totally cancels out the effects of alcohol.

I had two drinks at a Rememberance day event this afternoon with my veteran buddies, and I probably won't want a drink till sometimes next week. I like to ENJOY my drinks for how they taste, not the special effects they may have.

Hinge drinking is a very bad thing , not only for your heaith but for your self respect, and also your family . I know as i used to do it few years ago i would just find a reason to have a drink then get drunk act like a fool feel ill and ashamed in the morning , not a good feeling, i gave up by changing my friends and losing contact with my little sis. Sad but had to be done for my familys sake and my own sanity.

According to my Nutrition teacher it is actually anytime that you have more than two drinks more than once in a week! This makes the problem sound much more wide spread than it really is.

Unfortunately, I have worked with two women recently who caused some serious problems in their family due to binge drinking. What is even sadder is that neither recognize it as a serious problem.

Most don't see that it is a problem at all. They see it at their choice of lifestyle or just a fun thing and don't see how it effect those around them. It is a sad day for sure.

This is so bad for your mental health as well as physical health in the mind and body. It is really sad when someone succumbs to being a binge drinker.

This is such a big thing in college and i have seen this happen due to managing a cafe where we had several college age girls working. Even had to go bail one out of jail

It is a really big college thing because college isn't really portrayed to be an education thing now a days. More like a party away from your parents and a little bit of school.

When I was in college/University we drank on weekends and studied hard during the week. I don't know what it is like now but we had so much fun and still maintained a high grade point average.

I use to do it when I was severely depressed. I'd drink vodka straight. My mindset was that I was happy when I was drunk so I should just stay drunk and have fun. So glad I got out of that and settled down!

i had a friend from college who began drinking in college. She would do binge drinking. She told me of a story of how she got so drunk that she had ended up in a strange house, woke up in the house, noticed that her blouse was buttoned up wrong and then quickly left. How bad is that!!!
And then i found out a few years back that she is an alcoholic.
She is trying to turn her life around. I have not heard from her in a long time. I think that i will try to contact her.

College is a place where many people try new things, and a time when you are legally able to drink. It is a sad thing but many people go way to far and don't really know until it is way past too late.

That is pretty scary situation to find yourself in even when i used to drink i never got into a mess like that, would have been enough to put me off alcohol forever.

I'm getting too old to binge drink, but I still try occasionally. It used to be fun, but now it's more for compensating for life. It's not a good habit.

I just don't like the hangovers. I used to have a great time drinking and it was fun and games but then the next day was partially lost because I felt hung over.

Actually there is no bigger high than feeling healthy and full of energy as opposed to the sick hang over feeling.

I think lots of people have went through phases of binge drinking.
I have and I know several people who have too.

i used to drink a lot when i first moved to alaska because i was so depressed and me and my husband were fighting so much and then i got pregnant my son is now 11 months and i still have not drank =]

That is really cool. Sometimes it takes a change of life that makes it so you can't drink to see that it might not have been the best thing for you.

I've been there, a couple years ago, when my hubby and I split up for a bit. I felt like I was meeting wrong people and wanted attention, so I went to drinking, more than I should and have done some bad things!

I think most people have done this at one point or another, It is common and can be really dangerous- my sons are 20 and 18 and I am more than aware of the dangers out there- drugs,drinking,violence etc. Scary - a lot can go wrong

binge drinking is like anything in life. an addict can move to a different addiction just as easily as they fell into the one that theyre in.

All my sorority sisters binge drink. It's actually pretty bad, but we all just turned 21 and it's hard not to party all the time. We are trying to cut back!

I am glad to hear you are trying to cut back on your drinking, I would say it is hard to party all the time, it does take its toll on the body and pocket also. Best of luck.

Cutting back is a grand first step. Turning 21 does make it hard to deal with but it is still possible. I wish you all the luck in the world and might suggest looking into your universities health department for a help group type thing.

Binge drinking is terrible. I understand people want to suppress their emotions and the pain they feel or worse, they want to be the cool cat at the party. But seriously, this is not the way. People that do should stop and save their kidneys and liver.

I used to be a bad binge drinker. I was sad on the inside, so I would binge drink a lot. I'm really glad I stopped doing that. It was making me sick.

I used to drink to get drunk. A lot of the time it was to forget my problems. Other times it was because I felt too introverted in social situations. Other times it was to join in with everyone else. I was lucky that I didn't die. I drank a lot at times.

A very bad thing binge drinking is seen many people do that and its not pretty at all. Not good for anyone involved.

Such a dangerous situation to binge drink, especially with younger people. If you do this, please be careful. Life is too short to put yourself in dangerous situations. Think of the ones who love you, if anything happened to you, it would break their heart forever.
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