Binge Drinking Research Paper
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 …show more content…
“Alarming“). You would think that people with a higher income would be happier and wouldn’t want to binge drink. Young adults aged 18 to 34 are more likely to binge drink (Loyola Medicine). Many people may feel the need to binge drink because of peer pressure (“All About Binge Drinking”). Peer pressure has always been a problem because people think they have to do something in order to “fit in” with everybody else. When someone binge drinks it is typically over two days and repeatedly become intoxicated. The amount of adults in the United States that binge drink four times a month is one in six (eight drinks per binge) (“Fact Sheets - Binge Drinking”)