New Term to Denote Binge Drinking in France

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 1, 2013 at 10:12 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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French drinkers have a new French term to refer to consuming huge amounts of alcohol in a short time. The term Binge drinking has been officially replaced in France with the French term "beuverie express".
 New Term to Denote Binge Drinking in France
New Term to Denote Binge Drinking in France

The phrase received an official approval by France's General Commission of Terminology and Neology.

The commission has defined "Beuverie express" to mean fast drinking and is actually, the "massive consumption of alcohol, usually as part of a group, designed to cause intoxication in a minimum amount of time".

This new word could also imply a change of drinking habits in France. There is undoubtedly a rise in binge drinking in France, especially among the younger lot.

"We see more and more seriously drunk young people in the emergency room, who will stay for 24 hours, sometimes two days, to sober up," a gastroenterologist said.



Source: Medindia

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