Presentation on theme: "What is binge drinking? 0.08 or above The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings."— Presentation transcript:
What is binge drinking? 0.08 or above The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 or above. This typically happens when males consume 5 or more drinks, and when females consume 4 or more drinks, in about 2 hours.
Who binge drinks? Binge drinking often begins around age 13, tends to increase during adolescence, peak in young adulthood (ages 18-22), then gradually decrease. People who binge drink are at much great risk for many problems…
What is the problem? Sexual Abuse: 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol- related sexual assault or date rape. Unsafe Sex: 400,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 had unprotected sex and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.
Alcohol Poisoning: Critical Signs Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be wakened Vomiting Seizures Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute) Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths) Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness
Alcohol Poisoning: What Should I Do? If there is any suspicion of an alcohol overdose, call 911 for help. Don't try to guess the level of drunkenness. Know the danger signals. Do not wait for all symptoms to be present. Be aware that a person who has passed out may die. Put in recovery position.
Factors Affecting BAC Rate of Consumption People who have a few drinks in one hour have a higher BAC than people who drink the same amount over several hours Gender Males generally will have a lower BAC than females Body Size In general, smaller people—by weight and height—feel the effects of alcohol more than larger people Amount of Food in the Stomach Drinking on an empty stomach increases the rate of alcohol absorption into the bloodstream.
2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 17.1% of students have gotten into trouble with friends, family, missed school, gotten into fights, while under the influence. Alcohol use is involved in over 50% of all homicides and suicides. 21% of high school students rode in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol 1 or more times in the past 30 days. 25.3% among students who had sexual intercourse during the past three months, drank alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourse.