Reasons For Binge Drinking
Reasons For Binge Drinking
Different people have
reasons for binge
However, most of the
reasons are as a result
circumstances the victims don’t want to face.
-People face challenging times and rather than
sobering up to seek solution to the challenges, they stretch themselves on binge drinking.
-If for example, you came to work and received a sack letter…
Your reaction may take different turns depending
on what and who you are on the inside.
Some would get the same letter and get excited because
they expect something better to happen for them
You may get this letter and head straight for the bar.
…To drink away your sorrows, your say…
You indulge in a heavy binge and pass out.
When you wake up, would the contents of the letter
-Some binge drinkers are in a stressful, bitter relationship.
Rather than face and settle the problems, they take it
out on themselves and spouses.
They binge-drink and arrive home drunk.
In this state, they feel free to talk trash and get violent.
-Among young people,
13-25 years of age, peer pressure
plays a vital role in their
For guys, they take
alcohol to show they are 'man.'
Their friends binge on
alcohol and are loud, and famous.
To gain their own cheap popularity they jump in,
not minding the consequences.
To Ask For A Date
-Some guys have confessed to me that they had to binge
on alcohol in order to approach a girl for a date!
The answer is often 'nope,' anyway.
So they go have some more drinks for
having been turned down.
I remember, I had an encounter with a guy like that.
He was tipsy when he approached me.
He was shaky and just over board with his manners.
What on earth could I be found doing with him?
I excused myself, clean.
That was his last attempt at talking to me.
-Lax parenting contributes a lot to
binge drinking among youths.
These kids see that just about anything goes in their home.
Worse still, dad and mum binge-drink at
different times for different reasons.
Who would stop the child?
Any attempt by a school authority to stop what
daddy allows is resisted with vehemence.
And such kids push this habit and get others into
it within a short time.
To them, school rules are meant to be broken.
-Their academic performance gets badly affected.
They drink some more in an attempt to ward off
the feelings of failure that beset them daily.
Dropping out of school doesn’t solve the binge drinking.
Seems to give them more reasons for binge drinking.
They have to drink more to invoke the feeling of
'everything-is-alright' and avoid the sober
moments that reveal otherwise.
Living Out Of Character
-Some go into binge drinking because they have done
or want to do something that is out of character with
their standards or belief system.
They want to use alcoholic drink binge to silence
the voice of conscience that seems to keep speaking.
Here's a set of odd reasons for binge drinking:
Some are happy and express their happiness by going
out with friends to get drunk.
They drink themselves to stupor.
I heard of a guy who got drunk the night his
wife delivered their first child.
What a way to welcome a baby into this world!
What a way to congratulate his wife!
Some pass a tough exam and get drunk.
When this becomes habitual, the reasons outlined above
may not be there…
They get drunk because it is their lifestyle.
They want to remain almost always drunk or tipsy.
It becomes a daily affair.
Through it all, consider the the effects...
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