Drunkorexia: New Trend Sweeping College Campuses

Parents beware!  Drinking on an empty stomach in order to become drunk faster has become popular on college campuses, research by Dr. Rinker from the University of Houston shows.  The students may refrain from eating entirely, vomit their meal, or use laxatives, in order to speed up the effects of alcohol.  The practice is popular with both sexes and those who engage in heavy drinking on an empty stomach believe that this practice is normal.  Heavier, problematic drinking and more alcohol-related consequences are associated with “drunkorexia”.

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