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We all know that a big drinking sesh can leave you feeling pretty dusty, but we sometimes forget that it can have a bigger impact on our social, mental and physical health. Watch the video below to find out why you might be binge drinking and how you can try to build a healthier relationship with booze.

The line between what is ok drinking behaviour and what isn't, can be a bit slippery.

Summary

  • Think about the last time you drank a lot of booze in a short amount of time. Why’d you drink that much?
    1. Were you just wanting to have a good time?
    2. Were you feeling uncomfortable?
    3. Did you feel sad or lonely?
    4. Were you trying to fit in with friends?
    5. Did you just not realise how much you were drinking?
  • It might not seem like a big deal, but the line between what is ‘okay’ drinking behaviour and what isn’t can be pretty slippery. Binge drinking can be dangerous to your physical, mental and social health.

  • You can limit your chances of binge drinking by drinking water or other non-alcoholic drinks while you’re out. It also helps to line your stomach with some snacks.

  • It’s a good idea to try to:
    • understand why you might be binge-drinking
    • take the time to think before you make choices about drinking
    • keep tabs on your drinking behaviour.