Binge Drinking in Adults

Binge drinking in adults is becoming increasingly common and has the potential to become a severe problem nationwide. While binge drinking is commonly associated with college students, it has become a rapidly growing problem for adults from all age groups and walks of life. Adults may be tempted to begin binge drinking due to a number of factors, including the following:

  • Financial stress – The stress related to financial difficulties can be overwhelming. Alcohol may appear to be an escape for adults who feel the pressure of financial strains and can lead them to begin binge drinking when money issues arise.
  • Workplace problems – There can be many stressors associated with the workplace. Finding oneself unemployed can also be frightening and may cause adults to look for a way to forget about their problems. Binge drinking can be a tempting short-term escape from the stress of employment and unemployment.
  • Trauma – If you experience a traumatic event and do not seek help from a doctor or therapist, you may feel that binge drinking can help numb your pain. Traumatic instances can include divorce, abuse and disaster.
  • Unresolved personal issues – Many adults have underlying personal issues that may be rooted in childhood. If these issues are not addressed and treated, those affected may look to binge drinking for temporary relief.

Effects of Binge Drinking in Adults

Binge drinking can damage your health and personal life in a number of ways, including the following:

  • Organ damage – Binge drinking can cause damage to many of your organs including your liver, kidneys, brain and heart. This damage can often be permanent and could potentially lead to death.
  • Deteriorated physical appearance – Binging on alcohol can lead to poor skin complexion, weight issues, tooth decay and other visible health problems.
  • Damage to relationships – Both personal and professional relationships can be damaged by binge drinking. Alcohol abuse can cause your primary responsibilities, such as showing up to work on time and picking up your kids at school, to fall to the wayside.

Finding Help for Alcohol Abuse

If you or someone you love is struggling with binge drinking, please call our toll-free helpline now. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions about alcohol abuse and how it can affect adults. We can also help you find the best treatment options for your situation. Please call now.

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