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 don't drink at all anymore due to binge drinking.When things are really bad I start drinking and don't stop. Of course, things don't get any better due to the drinking. I stopped the last binge drinking episode I, well I better not tell you that. Anyway let's just say when I woke up it wasn't in a good place. I don't know whether you'd call me an alcoholic or not. I just know it's not safe for me to drink.

Well I definitely did a lot of this in college. Especially when you start playing any type of drinking game.

I don't drink so that means I don't binge drink. I don't think I have ever been around anyone that does binge drink. I do hear it can be very dangerous.

Although binge drinking is bad, I think some people are automatically associating drinking with binge drinking.

What if I told you:

That you can drink without getting drunk?

Or that drinking alcohol doesn't automatically make you an alcoholic or someone dangerous?

And that not all college students are irresponsible when it comes to drinking?

And that older adults can be irresponsible when it comes to drinking too?

Crazy, right?!

When I went to college they showed me a bunch of pictures in a slide show about people drinking. There were people with 40 ounce bottles of liquor taped to their hands.

I've never been one that has been able to do any kind of binge drinking. It just doesn't make sense to me. I can't stand to feel like I'm not in control of my body.

I used to have a bit of a problem with this. By that, I mean I am an alcoholic. Sober now, but binge drinking is such a huge problem for young people and so very dangerous. It's like young people are trying to get all their drinking out of the way at once, but they do it over and over.

Binge Drinking is very dangerous. I know a lot of new College kids get caught up in this but Binge Drinking can kill. Most 17 years old haven't drank to excessive before and if they do it may be the first and last time for them.

this is so stupid kids have died from this. with the price of things you should slow down and enjoy the ride. what is the rush?

To me, this is a dangerous kind of drinking because it means to me that the person just drinks to excess every once and awhile and can get seriously ill.

If you drink more than 3 standard drinks more than 1 time in every two weeks, then you might be actually a binge drinker according to recent standards.

If that's true than the standards have gotten stricter on it- I would assume it would mean drinking far more than that every once and awhile.

I think that it is a general rule. If this is not problem drinking for people then they might not need to change, but there is a lot that people do that could be considered problematic.

Everything is good in moderation, especially moderation. Drinking in excess is fun, it lets you let loose and have a good time. I am not promoting alcoholism, since they are both different things. Binge drinking is, drinking allot.. Alcoholism is needing alcohol to function.

Either way you can loose you're life. Why play that game? I don't see fun in being so drunk you can't enjoy the evening or remember what you did or who you did it with. Alcoholism kills slowly and Binge drinking can kill the first time it is done.

Binge Drinking is extremely dangerous. I live with someone who binge drinks and I worry that he will drink too much one night and something will happen to him.

Seeing as alcohol is also a drug, it can also kill you if you od (i.e. binge drink) on it

I feel like I'm the only one on this college campus who doesn't binge drink their weekend and week days away! It's very strange and I feel very left out.

Dana good for you and i am proud of you. would you feel left out if they all jumped off a cliff and you did not?

I didn't drink at all when I was in college, or afterwards. It's just not part of my culture. But I didn't condemn the people that drank heavily, I tried to help them or I left them alone.

Dana, you shouldn't feel left out because by not drinking away your life you are actually making decisions that are a lot more mature than the decisions that other college students are making.

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 ...

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.
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