Do you like to drink alcoholic beverages? If so, no one can blame you. In a drinking society such as that of the UK and the U.S., it is not uncommon for people to start drinking as early as the age of 14. By the time many teens reach adulthood, they have already been inculcated into the culture of drinking.
There is also the appeal of alcohol as a sort of forbidden elixir for young people which helps to promote the false belief that “you cannot have fun at a party without alcohol.” If you regularly drink alcohol or known some friends or family who are alcohol drinkers, you should make yourself aware of some of the danger signals that might be manifestations of the negative effects of binge drinking. In case you are not familiar with the term, binge drinking refers to the process of engaging in excessive alcohol intake within a short period of time. If you take in more alcohol than your body can process within this short span of time, you are liable to experience alcohol poisoning.
Long-term alcohol drinkers are also at risk of experiencing some symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. In fact, 90% of all alcoholics will experience some degree of alcohol withdrawal as soon as they have started on their intoxication programs in case they have a sincere desire to quit.
Alcohol withdrawal is a long-term effect of alcohol abuse. The more dangerous effect of binge drinking is the short-term effect known as alcohol poisoning. The fact of the matter is that alcohol poisoning claims dozens of young lives each year. The sad part is that most of these deaths could have been prevented if the people around the victim were aware of some of the danger signals of alcohol poisoning. The problem is that these symptoms are almost identical to a simple hangover. The difference, however, is that your blood alcohol content continues to rise in alcohol poisoning long after you have stopped drinking. If you do not receive prompt medical attention, it could eventually lead to death.