Binge drinking, or "biture express" in French, is a phenomenon involving the consumption of a significant amount of alcohol in a short period.
Originating from England, this scourge began in bars and pubs. The English sought to quickly consume their drinks to order more as quickly as possible. This allowed them to drink as much as possible during happy hour while spending the least amount of money.
Over time, this phenomenon has spread beyond England and has strongly affected Southern and Western Europe.
A real societal problem, binge drinking is not limited to bars but is increasingly present in gatherings among friends.
In terms of quantity, binge drinking corresponds to four drinks for women and five drinks for men, all consumed within a two-hour period.
Young people are the most affected by binge drinking, with 14% of 18-24 year-olds and 10% of 25-30 year-olds being impacted. It also affects younger individuals from the age of 16 and even older individuals.
Binge drinking poses numerous problems, especially for one's health and safety, as well as the well-being of others.
In the short term, it leads to significant drunkenness that can result in alcohol poisoning and risky behavior (such as road accidents, sexual assaults, physical injuries, etc.).
In the long term, it can increase the risk of addiction and have neurological consequences (impairment of memory and cognitive functions, etc.), affect the digestive system (cirrhosis, intestinal damage), and more.
To preserve one's health and well-being, it is recommended to have a moderate alcohol consumption.
Alcohol consumption comes with side effects. HANG-OVER is a product that helps the body reduce certain side effects. It remains a healthier alternative to self-medication, which can sometimes worsen certain symptoms.
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