Many college students lose their life from alcohol related causes every year. Drunk driving and alcohol poisoning are the most common cause of cutting life short during the college years. Every weekend and beyond, college students engage in the practice of binge drinking. A practice typically defined as when men consume 5 or more drinks, and when women consume 4 or more drinks—in about 2 hours time. Teenagers and young adults are not only impulsive; they are often impatient. After the school week comes to a close, students want to unwind as quickly as possible. Simply put, they are not looking to sip their way to intoxication.
Binge drinking is extremely dangerous, and is commonly associated with negative outcomes. However, if you thought that the practice of drinking as much as you can, as fast as you can, couldn’t be topped. You would find yourself mistaken. There is a growing trend of concern occurring on college campuses across the country.
Those who have ever consumed alcohol on an empty stomach are probably aware that the intoxication ensues faster than normal. With that in mind, a number of college students have begun engaging in what is known as “drunkorexia.” The nonmedical term is used to describe the act of practicing certain diet related behaviors before, during and after binge drinking, Newswise reports. It is done in order to increase the intoxicating effects of alcohol.
The behavior can include:
- Binging and Purging
- Calorie-Restricted Eating Patterns