Drunkorexia, a new activity that encourages drinking is currently trending in college campuses. The new favorite past time of sororities and frat houses is highly dangerous, doctors advising all enthusiasts to think twice before engaging in the activity.
The new social trend that is sweeping the college campuses of the United States is a practice that encourages excessive drinking preceded by vigorous exercise or fasting.
According to the study that was presented during the 39th Annual Alcoholism Scientific Meeting of the Research Society in New Orleans, drunkorexia’s purpose is to make the individual engaging in it more receptive to the effects of alcohol.
The aim of the new, viral practice is to get drunk, or drunker faster and with less alcohol than usual. This means that the people who engage in drunkorexia will prepare themselves before the Bacchic celebration by fasting or exercising.
The researchers that conducted the aforementioned study even mentioned that there are some drunkorexia enthusiasts that engage in activities such as binging and purging before feasting themselves with Bacchic liquors.
Others, as the study mentions, prefer to consume diuretics or laxatives in order to clear their bowels and make room for fewer, but more efficient amounts of alcoholic beverages.
The main idea is that the individual who wants to get drunker faster must first make sure that the ingested alcoholic beverages will be properly absorbed by the body.
To this extent, the enthusiast will first purge his or her stomach by either exercising, fasting, or taking laxatives or diuretics.
After the stomach and bowels are empty, the person in question will only need a reduced amount of alcohol in order to get inebriated. The result is faster inebriation with considerable fewer alcohol.
The team of researchers that analyzed this phenomenon explained that the practice first appeared in college frat houses and sororities when the members of this exclusivist groups were trying to figure out a way to make the party longer and more fun with enough alcohol for everyone.
Doctors are advising all of the individuals who pertain in such activities that the human body is only meant to withstand certain levels of alcoholic inebriation. Moreover, if the body is deprived of rest and proper nutrition, the damage caused by drunkorexia could prove to be irreversible.
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