August 1, 2019
What are you going to do if you have no money, your wife left you, your kid is a tranny, you’re being overrun by monkeys from everywhere and your life is just complete shit?
Well, the simple solution to all of those problems is to get completely wasted.
A new study estimates more than one in 10 older Americans binge drink. That’s an increase from the previous decade. The study, out this morning from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, determined binge drinkers 65 and older were more likely to be men; they’re also more likely to use tobacco or cannabis.
Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks at a time for men, and four or more drinks at a time for women. Researchers say the habit can be more dangerous for older people, putting them at risk for a range of health problems.
One of the findings of the study is that an estimated 70 percent of all hospitalized older persons, and up to 50% of nursing home residents, have alcohol-related problems in general.
“When we think about binge drinking, the image we usually think about is younger adults or college students, but this is in fact a growing trend in older Americans,” said Dr. Tara Narula on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday. “It’s been under-reported in both the scientific literature and in the media, but the problem is that the alcohol has a very strong effect on people who are older. They’re more vulnerable to the health problems than even a younger population.
“Currently around 10.6% of older Americans are binge drinkers. In the previous decade, it was anywhere from 7% to 9%. So, that number is growing. Also growing: just general increase in alcohol use and any sort of harmful alcohol use.”
America is an absolute shithole country, so the fact that more people aren’t dying of drug overdoses or suicide is a testament to our resiliency as a people.
I don’t support binge drinking, but it is what it is. People are going to deal with things how they deal with them, and people have a lot of things to deal with.