Monday, August 25, 2008

Binge drinking: A behavioral no-no

Binge drinkers are “once-in-a-while alcoholics.” They don’t drink every day, but when they do indulge, they go so far overboard that they sometimes fail to come back up. In simple terms, binge drinking is downing very large amounts of alcohol in a short time, not for a pleasant lift but to get drunk. As a result, binge drinkers may consume so much beer, wine, or spirits that the amount of alcohol in their blood rises to lethal levels, leading to death by alcohol poisoning. Got the picture? Binge drinking is not a sport. It’s potentially fatal behavior. Don’t do it.

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