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Injury Associated with Heavy Drinking

It is generally known that heavy alcohol consumption results in a higher risk for injury, as well as risky sexual behavior and abuse of other substances. In addition, those who regularly drink heavily have a higher tolerance for alcohol than those who are not accustomed to drinking a large amount of alcohol. In a recent study, published in the January edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,...

Desire to Fit In Outweighs Potential Risk for Binge Drinking, Says Many Teens

Teens are starting to use alcohol at younger ages than ever, with some starting at age 12 or below, says a recent study highlighted in a Fox 34 News report. Experts believe it is related to shifting attitudes among teens, with many becoming lax toward alcohol use in a binge drinking setting. Kitty Harris of the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech, says the study also showed that teens...

Binge Drinking Common Among Young Adults in Nebraska

Binge drinking appears to be a common activity in Nebraska, according to this Columbus Telegram report. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) conducted a recent survey that found alcohol use and abuse continues to be on the rise in the state, especially among young adults. The survey, the Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey, focused on responses from 3,466 Nebraska citizens aged 19 to...

Despite Celebration of Drink, Tennessee Has Lowest Binge Drinking Rate

Alcohol is often at the center of a social gathering – especially in the state of Tennessee. The home of the Jack Daniels Distillery is also the destination for the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, the “Gallon of Southern Fun” served at Silky O’Sullian’s and wine tastings at the Memphis Zoo. With such a focus on consumption as the central element of an event, you would easily assume...

College Binge Drinking

While binge drinking continues to be a growing problem among college students, some believe that universities and colleges are missing the mark in their fight against this activity on campus. A new study suggests that binge drinking on campus leads to 500,000 injuries in just one year in the U.S. The Windsor Star recently published a piece that suggests that the use of blanket efforts may not be enough to put a stop...

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