FARGO, N.D. (KVLY) – Drunkorexia is the name of a disturbing binge drinking trend sweeping college campuses. A person will skip meals, work out extra hard, take laxatives or vomit before drinking heavily.
Students say they are doing it in order to get drunk faster or avoid gaining weight, and researchers say one third of college students do it.
It’s a non-medical term that walks the line between an alcohol problem and an eating disorder.
Researchers say surprisingly it affects just as many men as it does women. As many as 80 percent of heavy college drinkers are found to be either starving themselves, restricting calories or overexercising.