This is that time of the year when partying is all about no holds barred with unlimited music, dance and binge drinking. The first two is all fun and no harm, but the last one can end up being the trouble maker as it might lead to fatal consequences. 

 

There is no set definition of binge drinking, but it means consuming an excess amount of alcohol in short span of time to get intoxicated sooner and quicker. In India, it is also about testing someone's individual alcohol consumption limit by making them drink in quick succession. 

 

Binge drinking has short as well as long-term effects that you may regret later in life. For example, a fatal accident after New Year party while going home or alcohol poisoning or vomiting and so on and so forth. 

 

Here are the short-term impacts of binge drinking you should know before going out and partying on New Year's Eve:

 

  • Vomiting
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Altered behaviour
  • Seizures
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Blackouts

 

And many other conditions depending on the overall health and fitness condition of the drinker.

 

The long-term effects are:

 

  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Blood pressure
  • Liver disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Brain damage 

 

And much more.

 

Apart from the health related issues, there are many other issues that binge drinking can lead to including putting the life of others in danger. 

 

The motive is to enjoy the occasion, bid farewell to a year and welcoming the new year, and not to do anything that you might end up regreting later on.