Add "drunkorexia" to the list of things you may have done in college that you thought were a good idea at the time. This "rising trend" on college campuses, as Science Daily reports, is a non-medical term used to describe eating disordered behaviors, like anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, combined with substance abuse, most often binge drinking. And according to a new study, it's growing and thriving on college campuses of America, because of course it is.
In theory, drinking on an empty stomach might seem like a good idea. Alcohol hits your system faster with no food to soak it up, which means more bang for your buck! Plus, there's society's whole obsession with dieting and body image, on top of college culture's obsession with drinking to get drunk. Combine the two and wham! Drunkorexia. A cute word for a kind of scary phenomenon.