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2011-07-24 05:45:00

More than one-fifth of all Americans are binge drinkers, regularly consuming more than five alcoholic beverages a day, according to the results of a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released Thursday. Twenty-three percent of the population reported participating in binge drinking, according to Daniel Bates of the Daily Mail. Furthermore, approximately 8-percent of underage drinkers surveyed said that they would get drunk on a weekly basis, despite being...

2011-07-19 12:39:44

A nationwide study confirms that binge drinking has reached epidemic proportions in China and argues that efforts to tackle the problem must address the country's unique drinking culture. In this study, published online today in the journal Addiction, binge drinking was defined as consuming 50g or more pure alcohol in one day for men (about five 330ml tins of beer), and 40g or more for women. The study found that of the almost 50,000 people surveyed across China, 55.6% of men and 15% of women...

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2011-07-17 06:00:00

Teenage girls may be more vulnerable to the long term effects of binge drinking than their male counterparts, claims a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Stanford University. As part of the study, which will be published in the October 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, UCSD Psychiatry Professor Susan F. Tapert and colleagues studied a total of 95 students, ages 16 to 19, from nearby public schools. Of those subjects,...

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2011-07-05 09:32:33

A study by University of Washington psychologists shows some people continue to drink heavily because of perceived positive effects, despite experiencing negative effects such as hangovers, fights and regrettable sexual situations. According to participants in the study, boosts of courage, chattiness and other social benefits of drinking outweigh its harms, which they generally did not consider as strong deterrents. The findings offer a new direction for programs targeting binge drinking,...

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2011-06-28 12:29:15

The research is presented this week at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Atlanta. By Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati It's considered a rite of passage among young people "“ acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind nationally, is showing how binge drinking among adolescents and young adults could be causing serious damage to a brain that's still under development at this...

2011-06-14 13:27:29

Study shows that later class start times in college are associated with delayed sleep schedules, increased binge drinking and lower grades Although a class schedule with later start times allows colleges students to get more sleep, it also gives them more time to stay out drinking at night. As a result, their grades are more likely to suffer, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the...

2011-06-13 15:48:24

Administrative information can be useful for surveillance and understanding of alcohol-related harm in young people, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj110367.pdf Binge drinking and overconsumption of alcohol by young people is a growing issue in many countries. For example, in a 2009 study, almost 60% of young Canadians aged 15-24 reported having consumed alcohol in the previous month, with 22% reporting...

2011-06-13 14:34:57

The latest survey of Ontario adults from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows increasing rates of daily drinking and cannabis use and high levels of psychological distress. The results of the 2009 CAMH Monitor survey, the longest running survey tracking mental health and addiction indicators among adults in Ontario, were published today. Alcohol The proportion of adults reporting daily drinking increased from 5.3% in 2002 to over 9% in 2009. The average number of drinks...

2011-06-10 08:30:00

NEW YORK, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The June 12 issue of PARADE magazine explores the growing trend of extreme underage drinking. While it's no secret that teens drink--some as early as junior high school--for many, the point is to get as drunk as possible, as quickly as possible, in part to reduce the social anxiety rife at that age. And now, there are more dangerous ways to accomplish this: The practice of mixing alcohol with highly caffeinated energy drinks; the marketing of...

2011-05-18 06:50:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Binge drinking by young adults is prevalent in the United States and increasing in Europe. The brain's hippocampus is particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity, and these new findings show a clear link between binge drinking and a reduced ability to learn new verbal information. María Parada, a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain and first author of the study and her colleagues examined 122 Spanish...