Category: Drunkorexia

Drunkorexia and Bulimia: A Dangerous Combination

College girl leaning on tree reading a book Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Alcohol has been a fixture on college and university campuses for many generations. The same cannot be said for drunkorexia, which is a fairly new phenomenon. This condition is the result of a combination of three factors: food restriction, bulimia, and alcohol abuse. This allows drunkorexia and [...]
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Drunkorexia: Educating Our College Students About This Issue

Women College students battling drunkorexia All About Drunkorexia Drunkorexia is a common issue among college students, especially within the United States. This is a non-medical term, which occurs when a person combines alcohol with obsessive diet behaviors [1]. These behaviors include food restriction, excessive exercise, and/or binging and purging ultimately to increase the effects of alcohol. The motive is, someone [...]
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Supporting a Roommate Who Struggles With Drunkorexia

Man suffering from drunkorexia opening bottle of wine When it comes to eating disorders, many people think of the main three illnesses that are most frequently discussed, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. These three main eating disorders are some of the most common and deadly psychiatric illnesses around the globe; however, eating disorders are not limited to these three [...]
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What Leads to Drunkorexia on College Campuses

Glasses of alcohol Drunkorexia is real and happening around college campuses worldwide. Its primarily affecting women who are feeling pressure to be thin [1]. Constant messages around body image, weight loss, internal fear of gaining weight, and stressors of academia can push college students toward this trending disorder. Two out of five college students are binge drinkers. When [...]
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Drunkorexia: Eating Disorder or Addiction?

Woman with beer Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Circulating the media lately and becoming widespread around college campuses and universities, the term “drunkorexia” has been used more commonly. Used to describe the combined behaviors of restricting caloric intake in order to binge drink, drunkorexia has become [...]
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Drunkorexia Widespread Among Australian College Students

Man suffering from drunkorexia opening bottle of wine Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Executive Assistant at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope Eating disorders come in many shapes and sizes across the globe. According to a new study, a specific set of disordered behaviors surrounding food and alcohol labeled “drunkorexia” appears to be affecting college students throughout Australia at an alarming rate. What is [...]
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