What is Binge drinking and how to keep a check on it?

Binge Drinking also known as alcohol intoxication disorder. Common reasons people do binge drinking can range be many such as to relieve stress, to escape problems, to forget crumbling relationships, to celebrate and socialise.INFOGRAPHIC---Binge-drinking

Standard Drink

Drinking more than 4 standard drinks is considered to binge drinking. To calculate the no of standard drinks use the below formula :

The number of standard drinks = 0.789 x the volume of the container (L) x % alcohol by volume (mL/100mL).

Note: standard drink is independent on the type of drink (beer,wine, spirit)

Health effects of Binge Drinking

Short term effects of binge drinking can be vomiting, nausea, headaches whereas long term effects can cause stomach problems, heart problems or mental and neurological disorders.

Here are few suggestions you can keep it mind to avoid binge drinking-

  • Avoid drinking on empty stomach
  • Donot drink in a hurry
  • Club together alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Respect your body limit.

Remember – At the end of the day, it is you who has to live in your body. Make sure it to be the best place for you!

 

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