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Do you know a drunkorexic?

Submitted by on March 4, 2008 – 9:07 am9 Comments


In addition to the eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia comes a new term: drunkorexia.

A drunkorexic, as described by The New York Times, is someone who self-imposes starvation or bingeing and purging with alcohol abuse.

It’s now a serious phenomenon particularly amongst young women, who starve themselves all day to offset the calories they consume by drinking.

“Binge drinking is almost cool and hip, and losing weight and being thin is a cultural imperative for young women in America,” says Dr. Douglas Bunnell, the director of outpatient clinical services for the Renfrew Center, based in Philadelphia.

“Mixing both is not surprising, and it has reached a tipping point in terms of public awareness.”

Do you know anyone who could be described as drunkorexic?

Source: The New York Times

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  • chubb one says:

    T-pain says. Let me buy you a drink

  • FelixTheKitten...Purr!!! says:

    That is soo Fucking Disgusting!

  • wtf says:

    What the f*** this got to do with fashion?

    Great, just give those whom seek attention by engaging in these self-destructive acts even MORE attention.

  • Rudy says:


  • FoxyBrownIsCrazy says:

    It doesn’t have to do with fashion every time – it’s about lifestyle and I never heard of a “drunkorexic” before so thanks for putting me on!

  • Cee Cee says:

    Actually, eating disorders have a lot to do with fashion. They almost go hand in hand. I have never heard of this..but it does seem that a lot of people will drink or smoke cigarettes instead of eating meals. I guess it serves as a substitute.

  • James says:

    You get fucked up quick on an empty stomach. Late into a night of drinking I start ordering up some deep fat fried f*ckin FOOD though. Maybe that’s why I’m fat, and fried.

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