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Binge drinking

In the 1990s, in England, among young people originated excess culture of excessive drinking (binge = binge, drinking). Especially on weekends, alcohol is "consumed until it falls" or until it's full. In German this is also referred to as "combat drinking", "drinking binge", betting drinking "or" Komatrinken "(also drinking). Incidentally, the latter was voted the Unwort of 2007 in Austria. As a result of this self-destructive alcohol abuse, the risk of alcohol-related accidents, violence, suicides and illnesses increases. See also the topic under alcoholism. health and intoxication,

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