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. 

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

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.

I never understand why people binge drinking and what is it that they are trying to show and why do they think it's fun to do?

For many, it's not really about having fun, especially after a person has starting a habit of binge drinking. Alcohol changes and dulls a person's state of mind. For people who are experiencing uncomfortable emotions, (depression, anxiety, etc.) they drink to numb themselves to the emotional pain. Oftentimes, the person is not planning to do this, it is just an unconscious reaction. There people want to feel better immediately, and turn to alcohol as a quick fix. For some, especially those who are genetically prone to it, this habit turns into alcoholism.

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

I have a friend and she goes to the bar a few times a week (minimum) and usually drinks a lot of alcohol. I'm not sure whether to say something to her or not. I can clearly see she's an alcoholic at this point, it's a recent thing so she could probably pull herself out of it but, I've tried to talk to her about things before and she usually shuts me down. If I can get her to meet me outside of a bar I'll probably mention something but, I don't know if it's worth it.

Truthfully, if she is only going a few times a week, then she likely is not an alcoholic.
That isn't to say she probably doesn't have a problem, but if she usually has several days a week when she doesn't drink then, while she might be heading down a path towards alcoholism, she isn't there yet.
I would say that it might be good to keep trying to talk about it, but it depends on the dynamic of your friendship, and if it just means she shuts you out then it probably isn't worth it. In that case you would be better trying to talk to someone else in her life, who might be able to help get her to listen to you.
There are also likely reasons that she drinks so much, it might be worth trying to work out what those are, and helping her address those, as they might be easier for her to face, than her drinking.

The times when she only goes a few time a week is when she runs out of money. She's pretty much there every night. We have been friends for nearly 6 years and we talk about basically everything and anything, I'll try to talk to her, I know she's got stuff going on in her life so, I will find a way to be polite about it, I mean it's not like I'm her mom lol I can't ground her or anything and I don't want to come off as rude either.

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

I have not drink since forever until tonight. It felt good as hell. RIP me tomorrow though. Not gonna enjoy the hangover

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!

Binge drinking or 'the only solution my dumb brain is able to find out to cope with the fact I have serious psychological issues'

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.

very true binge drinking is bad for you and bad on your friends and or familey only drink in moderation

I used to go out on drinking sessions with my office buddies. But that was when I was young and did not have much responsibilities. But now I don't anymore.

Binge drinking is soooo dangerous. I wish that more people would realize that, it too, is a major problem. It only takes one time of binge drinking to end up with alcohol poisoning and/or death. Education is the key to spreading awareness about binge drinking.. unfortunately, most people don't realize how serious a problem that binge drinking is.
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