Drunkorexia Tips:
What Is Drunkorexia?

Although binge-drinking on college campuses is not new, there is a new trend called “drunkorexia” which involves meal-skipping, self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, or other eating disorder behaviors prior to consuming alcohol. Research conducted by the University of Houston found that 80% of students showed drunkorexia characteristics. The study investigated the drinking behaviors of 1200 students who reported regular alcohol consumption, and an equal proportion of men and women engaged in drunkorexia behavior to “save calories for booze,” and to “get drunker, quicker.”

Dr. Dorie McCubbrey, an Addiction & Eating Disorder Specialist, offered drunkorexia tips during her recent interview by The Denver Channel, KMGH-TV in Denver, CO. She explained the drunkorexia risks, including being dehydrated prior to consuming alcohol, adding that eating disorder behaviors can cause an electrolyte imbalance, concluding, “that combination can actually cause heart attacks suddenly.” Dr. Dorie’s drunkorexia tips include talking with a friend if you think you have a problem, and seeking professional advice. For more drunkorexia tips, see the free resources in the section below.


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INTERVIEW ON THE DENVER CHANNEL
KMGH-TV – ABC AFFILLIATE
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FREE RESOURCES

Drunkorexia tips featuring a quiz to recognize if you might have a problem (and what to do about it), drunkorexia tips to get help for someone you love, and drunkorexia tips to enjoy those skinny margaritas without the development of eating disorders or alcoholism. Click on the images below for your FREE drunkorexia tip sheets!

Drunkorexia Tips may be reprinted with citation of Dr. Dorie McCubbrey and DrDorie.com as the source.

QUIZ: ARE YOU A DRUNKOREXIC?
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Drunkorexia Quiz

DRUNKOREXIA TIPS:
How to Help Someone You Love

  • DO state why you care.  Share why you value your relationship with them, such as, “I really love doing fun activities with you!”
  • DON’T confront or accuse.  Avoid making assumptions like, “Clearly you have a problem,” or, “You need a shrink!”
  • DO note areas of concern.  State specific behaviors, such as, “You never eat when we got out drinking, and I’m worried about you.”
  • DON’T buy into denial.  Be prepared for justifications, “You worry too much,” or, “It’s no big deal,” or, “Mind your own business!”
  • DO share resources for help.  Offer support, stating, “I really care about you,” then share the DRUNKOREXIA QUIZ (LEFT) or the SKINNY MARGARITA TIP SHEET (RIGHT)

SKINNY MARGARITA TIP SHEET
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Drunkorexia Tips

Drunkorexia Tips: Eating Disorder & Addiction Expert
“Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS

 “Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering – this unique combination of credentials allows her to address the complex psychological issues which underlie eating disorders, as well as physical issues including nutrition, intuitive eating, fitness and body image. Dr. Dorie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, with more than 20 years of clinical experience in the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and other addictions. She is also a Weight Loss Coach who believes in an intuitive approach to naturally achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Dr. Dorie is the creator of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ which guides people to complete recovery from eating disorders. Her DON’T DIET – EDIT™ method helps those who struggle with obesity and chronic dieting to find diet-free solutions to their problems with food and weight.

Dr. Dorie is the best-selling author of Dr. Dorie’s Don’t Diet Book (Positive Pathways Press, 1998) and How Much Does Your Soul Weigh (HarperCollins, 2003). She is currently finishing work on her third book!

Dr. Dorie has extensive media experience, with interviews featured in magazines including Glamour and Shape, plus television appearances locally on The Denver Channel, KGMH-TV and nationally on The Fox News Channel. DEMO VIDEO

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