Sometimes, it’s easy to overindulge in drinking. Especially in New Orleans – the home of many festivals, Mardi Gras and the Go-Cup.
Binge Drinking can have severe implications on a person’s body, mind and spirit. As a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above, Binge Drinking typically occurs when men consume 5 or more drinks, and when women consume 4 or more drinks, in about 2 hours.*
If you think this problem only applies to 20-somethings, think again. A study from the CDC found that the majority of deaths from binge drinking happen among people ages 35-64.
*Blood alcohol levels can continue to rise even when a person stops drinking or is passed out. Don’t wait for all of the signs to appear before seeking medical help. Long term and permanent injuries may include Stroke, Liver Damage, Heart Disease, Brain Damage, Diabetes and more.