The term “binge drinking” is normally associated with teens and college parties. However, this is not only present in younger individual’s lifestyles, but with adults as well. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism explains binge drinking as “a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above”. This pattern of excessive alcohol use is explained to be more common among men than women. It’s very common for any individual from any age group to fall victim to this vicious cycle at some point in their lives. Just take a look at some facts listed below.
The following facts about binge drinking were provided by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Prevention:
According to the CDC, anyone can contribute to the prevention of binge drinking. Some strategies they suggest are as such:
If you are unsure of your pattern of drinking, take some time out of your day to analyze your actions and surroundings. Write down an estimate of what you think you drink, where, when, and with who. Then provide this information to a counselor or your primary care physician and ask for some advice and question them about your habits.
If you feel like your drinking, or someone you love’s drinking, has become unmanageable, Sage Recovery can help. We have multiple representatives in the admissions team to help. Contact us to learn more about our treatment programs. Do not wait until the alcohol use gets worse. Let’s work together to create a happier and healthier alcohol-free lifestyle for you and your loved ones.
“CDC – Fact Sheets-Binge Drinking – Alcohol.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24 Oct. 2018 www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm
“CDC – Fact Sheets- Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use – Alcohol.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 Oct. 2016 www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/prevention.htm