Latest Binge drinking Stories

One-in-six Americans Are Binge Drinkers: CDC
2012-01-11 06:04:38

More than 38 million U.S. adults, or about 17 percent of the population, engaged in binge drinking at least four times a month in 2010, consuming an average of eight drinks per occasion, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These rates of binge drinking were much higher than previously believed, the health agency said. Binge drinking was more common in those between the ages of 18-34, although people 65 and older also binge...

Britons Asked To Take Two Days Off Of Drinking Per Week
2012-01-09 11:15:28

The Science and Technology Committee of British Members of Parliament have called for Britons to refrain from consuming alcohol for at least two days of the week and consider their own weight when deciding to heavily imbibe, reports Keith Weir for Reuters. The Royal College of Physicians warned the risk of liver disease, alcohol dependence and suggested drinkers be given a ℠binge drinking limit´ — the most they should drink daily. Current guidelines, introduced in 1987,...

Binge Drinkers Likely To Pass Behavior On To Romantic Partners
2012-01-08 06:13:44

The behavior of a binge drinker is likely to influence the person with whom he or she is romantically involved, a new study by Canadian researchers has revealed. According to Robert Preidt of USA Today HealthDay, researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, studied 208 unmarried, heterosexual couples who saw each other at least five days each week. The researchers said that they were able to predict the likelihood that one partner would binge drink based on the behavior...

2011-12-27 14:00:00

Downtoearthvideo.com analyze the underage drinking statistics from 2000-2011. Followers of related sites have welcomed the news in their comments. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 Downtoearthvideo.com has set up a special department on their site this week to analyze the underage drinking statistics 2000-2011. The specialist department will be looking for patterns emerging in the statistics related to sex, age and socio economic background. The team at the site hopes that people who...

Teen Use Of Cigarettes And Alcohol Down But Marijuana Use Is Up
2011-12-15 07:48:36

[ Watch the Video ] According to NIDA's 2011 Monitoring the Future Survey, cigarette and alcohol use by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders is on the decline while the same study shows marijuana and prescription drug use among teens is rising. While cigarette use is on the decline, teens are going to other forms of tobacco, like small cigars and hookah´s, to get their nicotine fix. NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow said: "That cigarette use has declined to historically low rates is welcome...

Binge Drinking Linked To Sexual Assault Risk For College Freshmen
2011-12-09 06:13:37

A new study, to be published in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, has linked binge drinking with the risk of sexual assault among women in their first year of college. The study, lead by scientists at the University of Buffalo, followed 437 young women from their high school graduation through their freshman year at a college or university. According to a press release from the school, the researchers discovered that of women who did not drink heavily...

2011-12-06 15:00:00

Downtoearthvideo.com launches a new method to help people when stopping drinking. Activity levels on the site have increased after the news was released. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Downtoearthvideo.com is a launching a new method to help people when stopping drinking so they have another option to try when attempting to get away from an alcohol habit. People who follow the down to earth site will now be able to check the new method out when they feel it is time to kick the...

2011-11-29 18:56:22

Survey of teens in Ontario, Canada, shows latest trends in drug use Fewer Ontario teens are smoking cigarettes than ever before -- good news that is tempered by continuing concerns around binge drinking, and driving while under the influence of cannabis, according to the 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey released today by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The survey, which included 9,288 students across Ontario in grades 7 to 12, is the longest running...

2011-11-22 17:28:11

Research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology by Costanzo S, Di Castelnuovo de Gaetano G et al has sought to separate the effects of wine, beer or spirit drinking in relation to fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. The Italian authors carried out an updated meta-analysis on the relationship between wine, beer or spirit consumption and cardiovascular outcomes, using state-of-the-art statistical techniques. From 16 studies, results confirmed a J-shaped relationship between...

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