Glossary Post 3

ex·ces·sive
ikˈsesiv/
adjective
adjective: excessive
  1. more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate.
    “he was drinking excessive amounts of brand
mod·er·a·tion
ˌmädəˈrāSH(ə)n/
noun
noun: moderation
  1. 1.
    the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior or political opinions.
    “he urged the police to show moderation
binge drink·ing
ˈbin(d)ZH ˌdriNGkiNG/
noun
noun: binge drinking; plural noun: binge drinkings
  1. the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time.
    “teenagers as young as 16 admit to binge drinking”

Since, I’m doing my photovoice on millennial alcohol consumption, I thought these terms would be relevant, though already recognizable. The issue is distinguishing between the first two; excess, and moderation. For women the line is between 1 drink and 2. The CDC recommends no more than one a day for women, and 2 for men. Is it okay though for me to have none one day, and two the next? Or is that binge drinking since it’s in excess of one? Or is that heavy drinking if it adds up to eight a week for a woman?

 

https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm

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