Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Getting Blunt about Binge Drinking

So you’re not an alcoholic? You just occasionally get drunk? Well, then you’ve got a serious problem. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 75 percent of alcohol consumed by adults in the United States is binge drinking. That’s drinking four or more drinks within two hours.

Don’t want to go out socially with an alcoholic? Don’t get in the car with a binge drinker, either. According to the federal government, binge drinkers are 14 percent more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers.

And don’t just think that only crazy college kids do the binge drinking. The government reports that 70 percent of binge drinking episodes involve adults over the age of 25.

Stay away from those “happy hour” situations that encourage binge drinking.
Print this blog and leave it where a binge drinker will see it.

Stop lying to yourself if you’re a binge drinker. Binge drinking is an addiction. Admit it; then stop it.I did too much binge drinking when I was addicted to alcohol, and I’m lucky to be alive.

Do whatever you have to. Get with a program. Get with a higher power. Get honest with yourself. Just quit!


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