With April being Alcohol Awareness Month, we thought that an article highlighting warning signs of alcohol abuse would be fitting. Binge drinkers typically are the most dangerous of drinkers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 38 million adults binge drink an average of four times each month. Their report shows that 18-34 year olds do binge drink often, but the over 65 folks that do it the most. Binge drinking leads to over 80,000 deaths each year in the United States and is the third largest cause of preventative deaths.
In terms of women, binge drinking means having more than four drinkers in a few hours’ time; while the number is five or more for men. Many believe either someone is alcoholic or a binge drinking, but most Americans lie somewhere in between both terms. The way you drink and your behaviors yield to the type of drinking you are.
Take all of these dangerous signs into account when evaluating your drinking habits. Recognize patterns and work to fight back against a drinking problem before it spirals out of control. Take charge of your life before you lose all control to do so.