We all know that binge drinking can damage your health, and it’s recommended that men only have a max of two drinks a day but not everyone knows they’re drinking too much.
Negative Health Problems
Alcohol can cause detrimental health consequences from making poor decisions to fatal medical issues.
Men have a higher rate of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women; they have more than twice the chance of dying in an alcohol-related car crash.
Reckless driving, fighting, sexual assault, having risky sex, and committing suicide are among the top of the poor decisions list.
Long Term Effects
Long term effects include cancers of the colon, liver, esophagus, mouth, and throat as well as heart attacks, liver failure, and other liver diseases. This also includes mental health problems from mild depression to severe neuroses.
Drinking Habits of Men
Does having more than two drinks on a night out watching the game at a bar count as binge drinking? Binge drinking is classified as having four or more drinks in a two-hour span. many men tend to drink cheap beer with a lower alcohol content in quick succession, which gets them drunk more slowly than having a “traditionally” recognized binge drink like a vodka or rum mixed drink or cocktail.
This kind of behavior leads to the statistic that men are more likely to binge drink than women. According to the CDC, 62 percent of men reported drinking during the past 30 days, 47 percent said they binge drank at some point.
This is the key to keep enjoying your drinks while being careful not to overdo it or slip into dependency. If you cannot remember whether you’ve had more than the recommended maximum alcohol for the day, then you’ve had too much.
If you find you cannot do moderation, talk to your doctor about help with possible alcoholism.
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