Tag Archives: binge drinking

Ivy League Universities Unveil New Programs to Combat Drinking

This fall, seven of the eight Ivy League universities introduced new alcohol policies in an effort to combat high-risk drinking, the Yale Daily News reports. …

Binge Drinking a Big Problem Among High School Girls, CDC Reports

One in five high school girls binge drink, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report finds almost 14 million women in the United States binge drink about three times a month. …

U.S. Military Imposes New Regulations Aimed at Reducing Binge Drinking

The U.S. military has introduced a number of measures aimed at reducing binge drinking, NBC News reports. Service members and addiction specialists say alcohol abuse in the military is widespread. …

Teens Who Experience Dating Violence at Increased Risk of Substance Abuse

Teenage girls who experience dating violence are more likely to binge drink compared with their peers who aren’t in abusive relationships, a new study finds. Teen boys who report dating violence are more likely to use marijuana as young adults compared with boys with healthy dating relationships. …

Study Finds Possible Link Between Gene Variation and Teen Binge Drinking

Scientists in London have found a genetic variation that may play a role in binge drinking in teenagers, Reuters reports. The two-phase study included mice and teenage boys. …

Chugging Alcohol Before Going Out to Drink Leads to Trouble, Study Finds

College students who drink alcohol before going out to a bar, club or sporting event are more likely than their peers who don’t “pre-drink” to experience blackouts, hangovers, alcohol poisoning or absence from work or school, a new study finds. …

Risk of Alcohol-Related Harm Greatest During First Few Weeks of College

College freshman, relishing newfound freedom away from home, are at greatest risk of alcohol-related harm during their first few weeks of school, according to an expert at Penn State’s Prevention Research Center. …

Coordinated Strategy Has Impact on High-Risk College Drinking, Study Suggests

A coordinated strategy aimed at high-risk college drinking can be effective, a new study suggests. The strategy addresses alcohol availability, policy enforcement and perceptions about the rate of high-risk drinking among peers. …

Increase in Cigarette Prices Leads to Rise in Binge Drinking Among Young Adults

Increases in cigarette prices lead to significant increases in binge drinking in young adults, a new study suggests. …

New York Emergency Room Visits Related to Drinking on the Rise

The number of visits to New York public hospital emergency rooms that are related to drinking shot up from almost 8,000 to 15,620 in five years, the New York Daily News reports. …