What is Drunkorexia & Drugorexia?

Drunkorexia is a combination of restricting type eating disorders and binge drinking. This extremely dangerous combination of disorders is becoming increasingly common among high school and college age girls.

Reasons for Drunkorexia:

  1. To feel less inhibited in social contexts.
  2. Wanting to be skinny at all costs.
  3. To go out, be popular and party without gaining weight.
  4. To intensify the effects of alcohol use.
  5. To “numb out” stress or anxiety.

Fear of rejection ultimately plays a big role in this sort of behavior. The need to feel accepted, good enough, and wanted are powerful motivators of extreme behavior.

Drugorexia takes the well-known habit of using nicotine as an appetite suppressant to a whole new level by abusing prescription and illicit drugs as a means to manage body image.

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