Risky Drinking Documentary Questions Name:________________________________________ Period# ________ Part 1: THE PROBLEM WITH BINGE DRINKING According to the film, 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. is a binge drinker. According to the NIAAA, binge drinking is defined “a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs after 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men— in about 2 hours.” Q1: What are some of the consequences of binge drinking that the film shows and how does this kind of drinking affect the quality of their life? Part 2: DANGEROUS DRINKING Q1: What are some examples from the film of the impact of risky drinking on family? Q2: According to the film, about 80% of people with an alcohol use disorder will relapse within the first year of sobriety. Does that surprise you? Why/Why not? Q3: What are some common mistakes made with in treating people with an alcohol use disorder according to Dr. Stephen Ross, Director, Addiction Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center?
Part 3: MOM'S HAPPY HOUR Q1: Do you know someone who drinks alcohol regularly to deal with stress and anxiety? What are some coping alternatives you could suggest? Q2: How can someone who is trying to reduce their alcohol consumption maintain the motivation to quit? And how can friends help? Q3: According to Dr. Diedra Roach, when should a woman be concerned about her alcohol consumption? Part 4: THE END GAME Q1: How can friends or family members of those with a severe alcohol use disorders avoid becoming enablers? Q2: What can they do for themselves in a relationship with someone engaged in risky drinking?