Excessive alcohol use is responsible for about 95,000 deaths a year in the United States. Deaths from binge drinking account for 1 in 10 total deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64.
We think that only people with alcohol addiction are those outside of us who face serious health consequences. The reality is that the excessive use of alcohol on any occasion becomes a problem that affects your health, your family, and your daily tasks.
The NIAAA defines binge drinking as a drinking pattern that raises your blood concentration (BAC) to 0.08%, or 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter, or more. For a typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming five or more drinks (men), or four or more drinks (women), in about 2 hours.
In general, the disorder in the use of alcohol is based on a pathological pattern of behaviors related to consuming this substance. Today we will explain “loss of control”:
- Alcohol is often ingested in more significant amounts or for a more extended period than intended. This means to drink more than you thought you would. For example, you went out to share with your family, and the idea was “to have a couple of beers,” but you couldn’t control yourself, and you drank excessively.
- You have a persistent desire or have tried to stop drinking or control alcohol consumption and have not been able to.
- You spend a lot of time in activities related to alcohol, consuming it, or recovering from its effects.
- You have a strong desire or urge to consume alcohol. For example, if you have a habit of drinking beers on Saturday afternoons or after work when that time comes, you feel that strong desire to consume alcohol.
If you are losing control of your alcohol consumption, call us, we can help you.
The source is taken from https://www.cdc.gov and https://www.niaaa.nih.gov