Beware Drunkorexia

12/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

While "drunkorexia" is not a medical term, it has become easily understood slang for the practice of swapping food calories for those in alcohol.

And as the college semester is in full swing, campus counselors hear the term in the context of alcohol education and eating disorders. "It's a sensationalized term, but it's a tangible idea for students," acknowledges Emily Hedstrom-Lieser of the Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Education Office at the University of Northern Colorado


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