While you are drinking, you may think that you are having a good time, but you do not realize the trouble you are inviting in.
Binge drinking can cause some severe physical health problems for you. Then there are the effects it has on the brain. Binge drinking is a serious problem in the US.
Don’t know what binge drinking is? Binge drinking is consuming five-plus drinks for men and four-plus drinks for women in two hours.
What are the physical effects
Every time you binge drink, your body will experience the following results:
- Lack of coordination
- Passing out
- Lack of judgment
- Inability to remember the night of drinking
- Death from accidents and alcohol poisoning
- Slower reflexes
Those are just some of the many physical effects that can happen to you.
Other risks from binge drinking
Add to those the possible injuries from accidents such as drowning, suffocation, and automobile accidents, along with the chance that you kill someone else while driving buzzed.
Of course, there is a lack of judgment, which can lead to unwanted pregnancy, HIV, Hepatitis, and other diseases. Then there is the risk of alcohol poisoning, which could lead to death as can a relaxed gag reflex. When you have drunk so much that your gag reflex is diminished, you can choke on your own vomit. The risk of injury rises with every drink you take during binge drinking. Will it be a broken arm, a black eye, or maybe it will be death.
There is also the financial aspect of the money you spend on binge drinking. If you are involved in an accident or get pulled over it will cost you even more.
We have all seen those people after they have had a few drinks that become loud, sloppy in their movements, become emotional, become annoying to others, and think I’m glad I am not one of those drinkers. But, you may be one of those drinkers and not even know it.
Another effect of binge drinking that many people, even researchers, never consider is domestic violence. Because the alcohol slows the brain and decision making, the drinker becomes angry when they feel their spouse or partner is nagging them about their drinking or some other issue. Domestic violence is another way binge drinking can cost you money and bring big trouble to your life.
Binge drinking is not worth all the trouble it will bring to your life.
Binge drinking causes many types of troubles for you. If you are ready to get help, recovery is possible.
449 Recovery offers in-patient and out-patient therapies, individual and group therapies. Call us (855) 435-7449 today and learn more about our programs, including constantly monitored detox. 449 Recovery provides a clean, safe place that encourages recovery. We will make sure that you have all the tools you need to achieve and maintain your recovery.