Binge Drinking: The Hidden Truth

March 3, 2013

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings your blood alcohol content (BAC) to .08 grams percent or above – when women consume 4 or more drinks and men 5 or more drinks in about 2 hours. 92% of adults who drink excessively report binge drinking in the past 30 days and binge drinking […]

Biology of a Hangover

Biology of a Hangover

June 21, 2012

A hangover describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages. The most commonly reported characteristics of a hangover include headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, lethargy, dysphoria, diarrhea and thirst, typically after the intoxicating effects of the alcohol begin to wear off. While a hangover can be experienced at […]