Binge drinking: It is termed as a practice of intake of large amount of alcohol during a short period of time or in a single session such as five drinks for men and four drinks for women during a period of two hours is an example of binge drinking. Binge drinking can of various types such as drinking deliberately for getting drunk, irregular but heavy drinking, a responsible drinker in normal times but sometimes indulges in over drinking etc.
Binge drinking in Australia is a serious issue as according to the results of a report it is revealed that from the total number of deaths of youths between 14-17 years in Australia 13% are due to overconsumption of alcohol. It states that in each week one teen age Australian dies due to binge drinking and around 60 are hospitalized. Here the topic of discussion is “Youth Binge drinkers in Australia”.
Binge drinking in Australia results in wide range of health behavior risks due to the regular pattern of alcohol consumption. Nearly 80% drinkers are aging between 14-24 years which put them and others at a higher level of short term and long term physical and behavioral risks. As per the results of a survey done of Australian youths it was revealed that on an average from the children of NSW every day the children ageing sometimes less than 12 are so heavily drunk that ambulances are being called for their help by strangers on streets (Baxendale, 2012). Australian government should emphasizes on effective intervention strategies such as of enforcing a minimum legal age for alcohol consumption with strict regulations and follow ups, increasing the rate of taxes imposed on alcohol and screening and brief interventions etc should be enforced by law for preventing youth alcohol consumption which have adverse health consequences and negative social impacts on the relationships of youths because of their binge drinking behavior.