Tag Archives: binge drinking

Nashville Universities, Police and Bars Crack Down on Underage, Binge Drinking

College students out-drink other young people, often with disastrous consequences, and schools and officials are fighting back. The goal is to change the culture of college drinking, to prevent underage drinking and limit dangerous binge drinking. The issue of binge-drinking students is not new, but the recent newsworthy stories of sexual assaults and other kinds […]

More Americans Are Becoming Heavy Drinkers

A recent study maps out drinking county-by-county in the United States and finds that there are big variations in drinking patterns across the country, with binge drinking and other heavy drinking patterns on the rise overall. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the study finds that heavy drinking among Americans is up more […]

Signs That It’s Time to Quit Drinking

As an adult, you may feel that consuming alcoholic beverages is your right. Drinking helps you relax. It lowers your inhibitions and helps you feel connected to others in social circles. You admit that you sometimes drink a little more than you should, but who hasn’t? Everyone you know has overindulged on one or more […]

Binge Drinking Deaths More Common in Older Men

We often assume that binge drinking is a problem associated with young people—the underage millennials guzzling Four Lokos—but in reality, deaths from alcohol poisoning are more common in older men, according to CDC data. It seems we have been putting too much emphasis on the problem of excessive drinking among youth and missing the true […]

The Worst Days of the Year for Drunk Driving

When it comes to drinking and driving in the United States, not all days of the year are created equal. Certain days, most of them national holidays, see major spikes in the number of fatal road accidents that involve a person behind the wheel who is under the influence.

Unhappy Holidays: Handling a Family Member Who Typically Gets Drunk

The scene is all-too familiar for many American families. One family member gets blotto and ruins holiday get-togethers to such an extent that it spells humiliation for everyone concerned. Not the least of which are any children present who have to witness the intoxication of their parent or grandparent or other family member. Maybe this […]

Binge Drinking Found to Be Linked with Dementia

pWhile we know that binge drinking can put the physical health of the individual at risk, is there an impact on their mental health as well? Research studies have been conducted on the development of young minds and how binge drinking can interfere with this development; but what if the binge drinker is an adult?/p