Binge Drinking. What is it? Drinking 5 (4 for women) or more drinks in a row, on any one occasion. What is binge drinking?. High-risk drinking? Excessive drinking? Abusive drinking? Problem drinking? Heavy episodic drinking?
engage in unsafe sex practices
drive while legally intoxicated or ride with an intoxicated driver
be involved in assaults
suffer from alcohol poisoning
I drink more heavily when:
I experience stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness
I experience physical pain of discomfort
I need to function more efficiently
I want to have a good time
I want to test myself
I have conflict with others
I feel pressure from my family/friends to drink
Alcohol is a depressant drug that will eventually stop the respiratory system.