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Trading Food for Alcohol a Growing College Trend

According to Emily Hedstrom-Lieser of the Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Education Office at the University of Northern Colorado, “drunkorexia” is becoming a growing, and concerning, college trend. The term is slang for the practice of replacing food calories with alcoholic beverages. A study last year found a connection between binge drinking, or drinking more than four drinks in a single setting, and eating disorders, particularly among college-age women. Students think, “I’m drinking, therefore I don’t want to eat so much,” says Pam McCracken, communications director at Colorado State University’s Health Network. With events scheduled for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, both Colorado schools are raising awareness of the concern.

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Tags: Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Eating Disorders

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