Drunkorexia - fact that young adults, primarily those of...

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Conrad, Woolsey. “Drunkorexia: Calorie Restriction Prior to Alcohol Consumption Among College Freshman.” Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education. 2010. Pages 17-34. EBSCO. Web. 14 Oct. 2011 Jonathan Mike Lindle Pamela Presser UW Brain Matters 14 Oct 2011 This next article assesses how teenagers act toward and around alcohol from a detriment- al health and starvation standpoint. Anorexia is the willing exclusion of food from your diet in order to prevent yourself from gaining weight. Drunkorexia, as introduced in the article, is the willing exclusion of food from your diet to increase the effects of intoxication prior to consuming alcohol. As an American phenomenon, drunkorexia occurs because teenagers want to feel more drunk, binge drink, and go crazy. This is a cultural reflection of you habituation. It expresses the
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Unformatted text preview: fact that young adults, primarily those of the college age drink solely to get drunk, and will alter the norm to acquire a heightened sense of inebriation. The idea that lowering the drinking age to 18 will create a more social drinking scene rather than nurture a binge drinking scene creates a radical discussion. However, it’s important to understand that if alcohol is deemed more socially acceptable it automatically dampens the pressure for teenagers to drink in excess simply because they have been exposed at a younger age. It’s a matter of experiential learning, which is how you find your personal limitation....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course UW 1020-31 taught by Professor Pamelapresser during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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