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"Drunkorexia" Eating Less to Drink More

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"The term "drunkorexia" describes the practice of engaging in disordered eating or excessive exercise during the day to "save up" calories to spend on binge drinking at night." the fix . It doesn't matter how you spin it, "drunkorexia" is an eating disorder and substance abuse disorder all rolled into one.  

This episode features strait talk on "drunkorexia" with Rebecca Berman, the Clinical Supervisor at The Renfrew Center of Maryland.  If not taken seriously "drunkorexia" can lead to frightening health risks - it is a vicious cycle that needs serious attention.

Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, MLSP the Clinical Supervisor at The Renfrew Center of Maryland.  She specializes in treating eating disorders, self injurious behavior, and mood disorders.  Ms. Berman is a member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Binge Eating Disorder Association and the National Association of Social Workers.