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  • n. A combination of anorexia or bulimia with alcohol abuse.


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Blend of drunk and anorexia


  • Drunkorexia: girls starving to drink more IT'S a new dangerous drinking fad dubbed "drunkorexia" and gripping NSW -- women starving themselves so they can booze and not gain weight. | Top Stories

  • The result is a trend among young people, particularly young women, called drunkorexia-restricting food calories to make room for drink calories.

    Psychology Today

  • While "drunkorexia" is not a medical term, it has become easily understood slang for the practice of swapping food calories for those in alcohol.

    Beware Drunkorexia

  • This behavior, dubbed "drunkorexia," has led to an increase in college students eating less and drinking more in an effort to maintain the same number of calories overall.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • In a freakish twist on the traditional eating disorder, young women are increasingly becoming afflicted with something called "drunkorexia".

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  • But that wasn't the last flirtation with "drunkorexia".

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  • According to a new study by the University of Missouri, drunkorexia-- i.e. drinking copiously without eating enough-- is not only a bad idea in the...

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  • Craig Johnson, director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa, said drunkorexia was "probably fairly common among college-age girls." stories

  • This alcohol abuse, combined with an eating disorder is known to some as "drunkorexia." stories

  • That's the problematic paradox of drunkorexia: Drinking on an empty stomach reduces your self-control and predisposes you to make bad decisions.

    Psychology Today


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  • "Growing numbers of women are skipping meals to allow them to binge drink without putting on weight. The phenomenon labelled drunkorexia was first identified in the United States to describe the practice among university students faced with the conflicting pressures of heavy drinking and staying slim. Believing they had to drink to be accepted by their peers, but not wanting to put on weight as a result, drunkorexics would avoid eating before a night on the town. Now medical authorities in Australia say drunkorexia is becoming a problem among young Australian women, too."

    - Sunday Territorian, 30 March 2008.

    March 31, 2008