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The Most Dangerous Drinking Games

The Most Dangerous Drinking Games

In essence, drinking alcohol is one of the deadliest gambles a person can ever take. By consuming more than the safe amount of standard drinks in one sitting, men and women are not only putting themselves at risk for blood-alcohol poisoning or additional physical problems but are also risking a descent into abuse or addiction. In the heat of binge drinking and problem drinking, though, some people prefer to take this mad journey through some of the most dangerous games of chance. Here are some deadly drinking games that people take part in.


Based on the German tradition of Hammerschlagen, the game “stump” was popularized by fraternity brothers in the New England area and is probably one of the most dangerous double-fisting events on this list. In this event, players stand around tree trunks lined with nails and, one by one, must successfully strike their opponents nails into the wood. If the players make any slip-up (including dropping the hammer or spilling beer), they must take a swig of the alcohol.


If you are familiar with the term “playing possum,” then you already know the logistics of this bizarre New Zealand drinking game. Simply put, players sit in the top of a tree and guzzle beer until each one of them passes out, tumbling to the ground like a possum. Whoever is left sitting on the tree wins the game.


Needless to say, the Neknominate challenge didn’t start out as a life-threatening game. While chugging a huge beer is detrimental to health, we can definitely say that it won’t outright kill someone. However, in 2014, the Neknominate took a much darker turn, joining the ranks of the cinnamon and Bird Box challenges when people started chugging beers while performing dangerous stunts like surfing, rock climbing, and, of all things, running into moving traffic.  

Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism  

Alcohol withdrawal can easily be one of the most frightening aspects of healing. During the course of the recovery process, you will suffer from minor to severe symptoms that may include night sweats, hallucinations, fevers, anxiety, and sadness, but always remember that you can find the strength to overcome these problems. However, you must always seek medical attention when you have decided to cut ties with alcohol, as the withdrawal process can be notoriously dangerous. Never attempt to do this without the supervision of a trained specialist.

If you are suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.

If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.


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