Binge Drinking is a increasing problem around the country recently. People start to binge drink for many different reasons, and that affects many different people. In order to be considered binge drinking a person needs to have 5 of more drinks in a certain time period. ( "Binge Drinking On" pars. 1) Binge drinking affects many people at many different ages. For instance a parent could be out binge drinking and decide to drive home and ends up getting in a deadly accident. That effects the binge drinker their selves and their family. That binge drinker was only thinking about themselves at that point in time. That is way binge drinking is currently a big problem in the United States. People not thinking ahead and affecting others lives. There are long term and short term affects of binge drinking.
There are many things that can happen to a person you binge drink on a constant basis . One thing that will happen to them is that they will become an alcoholic. There are currently 14 million alcoholics and they all got their reputation by binge drinking. Alcoholism is a deadly disease that has four symptoms. The four symptoms is craving, loss of control, physical dependence, and tolerance. ( "Alcoholism: Getting The" pars. 2, 4) Alcoholics often drink and drive. People who drink and drive are not only putting their selves at risk, but the people who also pass them on the road. There is an estimated 15,756 deaths per year due to drinking and driving. As an alcoholic you put many people at risk. An alcoholic's family is the ones who suffer the most. Many alcoholics end up divorcing their significant other. That results in the children losing a parent. That cause a lot of pain and suffering for the whole family and makes the children depressed and do bad in school. Then when you need the person the most, they are not in the right state of mind to help out a family member. The beer comes before family, for all alcoholics.