Drunkorexia On The Rise!

Warning! A new and scary trend is hitting college campuses.

Drunkorexia is a practice that straddles the line between alcohol disorder and eating disorder. It’s gaining popularity among millennials looking to avoid weight-gain from booze or get a faster buzz. It involves skipping meals and exercising heavily before drinking. And then taking laxatives or diuretics or vomiting after the drinking is done.

A recent study from the Research Society on Alcoholism suggests that drunkorexia is on the rise and the health consequences can be serious:

  • Vitamin depletion
  • Disordered eating
  • Increased drinking/alcoholism
  • Drinking to cope

The authors of the study say it’s extremely important to eat healthy and engage in healthy exercise, particularly if you choose to drink.

Related: Alcohol and Energy Drinks: A Dangerous Mix


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