Alcohol abuse and binge drinking today is popular among college kids all across The United States. It has gotten so popular that it has become a college national pastime for many college students on campuses across America. Binge drinking is one of the many challenges facing college campuses nationwide and it is responsible for taking the lives of many young people who were not aware of the dangers of binge drinking.
What Is Binge Drinking?
The term Binge drinking refers to the heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time.
Why do young people binge drink?
Peer pressure seems to be the main cause of binge drinking. It is easy for a high school student or a college student to get caught up in a social scene with lots of peer pressure involved. There are many other reasons people drink alcohol or binge drink. For instance a college student may be curious about what it’s like to drink alcohol or he or she may want to reduce stress, to feel good, to fit in with the cool kids at school or even to feel older or more mature. But binge drinking can lead to serious problems and longer-lasting risks as well.
Serious risks of binge drinking
Many young people in the moment do not think about the negative side of drinking alcohol. Usually serious consideration to being hung-over or throwing up may not even cross their minds until after the fact. But for those who may know from experience that excessive drinking can lead to many problems that affect your day-to-day life such as:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory lapses
- Mood changes
- Impaired Judgment
- Physical health problems
- Mental health problems
- And even death
Connecticut DUI laws
It is considered a privilege to drive on the roads of Connecticut. Under the Connecticut’s Implied Consent Law anyone who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has given his or her consent to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. If you are caught operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02 or above and you are under 21 years of age, you are considered to be legally intoxicated. You are legally drunk if your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or higher.
Get the help you need
Don’t hesitate to ask for help. If you think you or a friend have a binge drinking or alcohol abuse problem, get help as soon as possible. The best approach is to talk to someone you trust and who is capable of giving you advice or getting you the help you need.