Binge drinking is often known as ‘drinking to get drunk’. It means consuming extra amount of alcohol than the recommended levels. For men, it is successive consumption of five or more drinks, whereas for women it is successive consumption of four or more drinks that are defined as standard.
Alcohol consumption is becoming very common among young people. Many teenagers and young adults tend to get too carried away with drinking. More and more youngsters are getting into binge drinking habits these days. Consuming alcohol in large quantities over a short period can have many serious health consequences. Getting too drunk affects your physical as well as mental health.
When you are drunk, you lose your composure and coordination, which can cause accidents. Binge drinking can cause nausea and blackouts. You may suffer from serious mental disorders. Alcohol overdose can be very dangerous and may even lead to death.
This infographic presents true facts about binge drinking.
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