Alcohol Dependency From Binge Drinking Essay

1683 Words Apr 14th, 2015 7 Pages
Binge Drinking: Main Cause of Death in U.S.
Binge drinking spiked in the mid-to-late 90s (“Making Sense of the Stats on Binge Drinking”), in 2006 alone it cost the United States $223.5 billion (“Fact Sheets - Binge Drinking”). Some people think binge drinking should be defined as anyone who is overly intoxicated which leads to harmful or destructive behaviors (Hanson). Binge drinking among men is more common than among women (“Fact Sheets - Binge Drinking”), but statistics show 23,000 deaths of both women and girls are caused by drinking each year (“Making Sense of the Stats on Binge Drinking”). Statistics clearly indicate that alcohol dependency increases alcohol related crimes and health risks.
Alcohol dependency from binge drinking is a serious problem in the United States. Most alcohol that is consumed by anyone, is consumed during a binge. You never really notice if you binge drink after drinking for a while because your body just starts to get used to it. Most binge drinkers just don’t know how to hold back, they get so caught up in the feeling that they get. When you drink enough to get a blood alcohol level of 0.08 it is considered binge drinking and it is when you are noticeably intoxicated. A lot of people seem to lose track of how much they are drinking because they lose track of how many drinks they are having. One in six Americans, four times a month, go on a drinking binge (Parker-Pope). Some people that binge drink say that they aren’t dependent on alcohol,…

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