Drunkorexia: Normative behavior or gateway to alcohol and eating pathology?

  title={Drunkorexia: Normative behavior or gateway to alcohol and eating pathology?},
  author={Raluca M. Simons and Jamie Hansen and Jeffrey S. Simons and Lindsey Hovrud and Austin M. Hahn},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
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Drunkorexia behaviors and motives, eating attitudes and mental health in Lebanese alcohol drinkers: a path analysis model

It is highlighted that individuals with more psychological problems (depression, anxiety, and stress) and inappropriate eating habits exhibit more drunkorexic motivations and behaviors.

Characterizing alcohol-related disordered eating behaviors in adults with binge eating.

Clinicians treating individuals with binge eating who drink alcohol should screen for ADEBs and assess how AD EBs may contribute to an individual's eating pathology, results suggest.

Drunkorexia and trait mindfulness among college students.

Objective: Combined alcohol and disordered eating (drunkorexia) are alcohol fueled weight management behaviors. Mindfulness negatively relates to both disordered eating and alcohol use. Participants:

A Systematic Review of Common Drunkorexia Measures: Examining Gender Differences across Scales

Examining potential gender differences in drunkorexia among college students showed no significant differences between females and males, indicating the need to consider diet, purging, and exercise as separate Drunkorexia control techniques as opposed to one drunkorexi construct.

Food and alcohol disturbance among young adults during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy: risk and protective factors

The results suggest that during the COVID-19 lockdown, preoccupation with eating and the use of expressive suppression may have increased vulnerability to FAD; conversely, perceived social support and living with family may have been a source of protection against this dysfunctional behavior.

Drunkorexia – knowledge review

This paper presents a meta-analyses of the determinants of infectious disease outbreaks in Silesia and its consequences in the period of May 21 to 29, 2013.



Gender differences in relations between alcohol-related compensatory behavior and eating pathology

Findings indicate that specific types of alcohol-related compensatory eating behaviors are positively related to ED pathology for both male and female participants, in contrast to bulimic behaviors’ association with ED pathology, which is gender specific.

“Drunkorexia”: Exploring the Who and Why of a Disturbing Trend in College Students’ Eating and Drinking Behaviors

Women have more weight concerns than men, which makes them more likely to engage in drunkorexia, which should help students more safely reconcile pressures to be thin and drink alcohol.

Drunkorexia: an emerging trend in young adults

Raising awareness on drunkorexia may help health care providers to timely address and approach its possible short- and long-term consequences, and identify it as a common behaviour among Italian young adults.

Drunkorexia: Calorie Restriction Prior to Alcohol Consumption among College Freshman

Using a sample of 692 freshmen at a southeastern university, this study examined caloric restriction among students prior to planned alcohol consumption. Participants were surveyed for self-reported

Exploring the motives and mental health correlates of intentional food restriction prior to alcohol use in university students

It was revealed that food restriction prior to alcohol use was associated with greater symptomology than eating more food, and those who restrict eating prior to drinking to avoid weight gain and restrict to get intoxicated faster scored higher on measures of alcohol abuse.