Tag Archives: binge drinking

FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, PREGNANCY AND ALCOHOL ARE TOXIC MIX

“Alcohol is probably the worst of all of the drugs in terms of effects on the fetus…”
“Drinking habits of both the mother and father may cause problems for children.”

https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/drinking-habits-of-men-and-women-may-cause-fetal-alcohol-syndrome/

The dangers and risks of binge drinking

Researchers estimate that each year 1,825 college students ages 18-24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle collisions. About 20 percent of college students meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder, with one in four college students report adverse academic consequences from drinking, including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.

http://www.uab.edu/news/youcanuse/item/7092-the-dangers-and-risks-of-binge-drinking

Binge drinking disrupts immune system in young adults

Binge drinking increases the risk of falls, burns, gunshot wounds, car accidents and other traumatic injuries. One-third of trauma patients have alcohol in their systems.

In addition to increasing the risk of traumatic injuries, binge drinking impairs the body’s ability to recover from such injuries.

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Is football stress hazardous to fans’ health? […and sobriety?]

It’s well-known that stress is a major precursor to relapse.  This health bulletin from the University of Alabama is practically required reading for folks in recovery, especially from alcohol.

“The body doesn’t distinguish between ‘bad’ stress from life or work and ‘good’ stress caused by game-day excitement,” Gilchrist said. “It impacts your health either way.”

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