Eating disorders and alcohol: A dangerous college cocktail (

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Eating disorders and alcohol: A dangerous college cocktail": Across the country, young adults are setting into their lives on college campuses. Many are experiencing college for the first time, eagerly navigating sprawling campuses, new dorm rooms, and an inevitably active social scene as freshman, while upperclassmen are returning to their independent lives following summers at home. Amid all the hustle and bustle of campus life lies an unsettling trend: the use of eating disordered behaviors alongside social binge drinking. College students are increasingly electing to drink their calories, restricting food intake throughout the day in an attempt to reserve calories for large quantities of alcohol to be consumed at social gatherings later in the evening. Similarly, students will often binge on food and alcohol and then purge—through vomiting, laxative and/or diuretic use or excessive exercise—in an attempt to offset the calories consumed... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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