Binge Drinking & Blackouts: What Every Teen Needs to Know

DVD, 2021, Human Relations Media, Grades 7-college, 21 minutes

Binge drinking is the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. This video interviews two recovering binge drinkers who recount their experiences with binge drinking and the related dangers including blackouts, hospitalizations, memory loss, impacts on relationships with friends and family, and risk of death. Expert counselors share information on how alcohol damages the brain and can lead to various related health issues including addiction. ER doctors talk about what they see and some of the extreme treatments they use to save teens who have passed out, blacked out or worse.

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