Binge drinking means drinking too much on a single occasion of drinking. This way of drinking is harmful because it results in you getting drunk.
As more alcohol is consumed on a single occasion, skills and inhibitions decrease while risky behaviour increases, leading to a greater risk of injury during or immediately after that drinking occasion.
For healthy men and women, drinking no more than four standard drinks on a single drinking occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion.
As well as impacting on health issues, drinking too much on a single occasion can lead people to take risks and put themselves in dangerous situations.
Common effects of drinking more than recommended levels during single occasion drinking episodes are hangovers, injuries, headaches, nausea, shakiness and vomiting.
You can avoid these common effects and reduce the risk of harm by drinking in moderation using the Strong Spirit Strong Mind tips.
Alcohol and Drug Support Line
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