Alcohol Poisoning and Binge Drinking.
Alcohol is the most popular and widely used psychoactive drug in the world. There are many uses of alcohol including as a stimulant, tranquilizer, an anesthetic, celebrant, medicine, fuel and even as an indicator from work to play. It is quite apparent in today's society that teenagers misuse this drug frequently and are often misinformed of the consequences of both alcohol poisoning and binge drinking. Alcohol Poisoning is a condition more commonly defined as an excessive intake of alcohol that causes the body to ingest an amount of alcohol that can lead to serious brain damage and even fatality. Binge drinking is defined for men as drinking five or more drinks in a row and for women as drinking four or more drinks in a row. It is quite obvious in recent research that these conditions are most commonly found throughout colleges nationwide.
The are many reasons people drink, many of which include to feel more relaxed in company, to forget personal problems, to feel good, relieve a hangover, to get drunk, to ease tensions of an unhappy home, help sleep, and also to help protect against depression. It is clearly evident that a great deal of teen/college drinking is associated with personal or social situations and as a way of coping with depression. When consuming large amounts of alcohol many social issues may originate. These include family arguments, theft, fraud, drinking and driving, and also debt. Many teens drink to get drunk in a social atmosphere yet when intoxicated, many harmful situations are present. The may encounter anxiety or depression, misuse of other drugs, and also altered perceptions. In the event of either binge drinking or alcohol poisoning, these risks are very common. .
It is obvious that there is no level of alcohol that is beneficial to one's self, but over consumption and misuse lead to many physical harms. Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing and the gag reflex .