Tag Archives: binge drinking

Chinese Herbal Extract May Help Reduce Alcohol Consumption

A new study finds an extract of the Chinese herb kudzu may help curb binge drinking. The study found components found in the kudzu root can reduce alcohol consumption, without side effects. …

Binge Drinking Can Complicate Recovery from Burn Injuries, Study Finds

Binge drinking may complicate recovery from burn injuries, according to a study presented at the American Burn Association Annual Meeting. …

Seven Minutes of Counseling by ER Doctor Can Help Reduce Drinking

People who engage in hazardous and harmful drinking are more likely to reduce their consumption of alcohol for at least one year if they receive just seven minutes of counseling from an emergency room physician, a new study finds. …

Study: Alcohol in Movies May Lead to Underage Drinking

Watching movies with scenes that feature alcohol consumption doubles the likelihood that teens will start drinking alcohol, according to a new study. …

38 Million American Adults are Binge Drinkers, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 38 million American adults are binge drinkers, and most of them are ages 18 to 34. …

French Teen Drinking Raising Serious Concerns

France, with a culture that embraces wine, is facing serious concerns about teenage binge drinking, NPR reports. …

Women’s Binge Drinking in College Linked with Sexual Assault Risk

Young women who start binge drinking in college may be at relatively high risk of sexual assault, a new study suggests. …

Two Key Questions are Focus of New Teen Alcohol Screener for Pediatricians

A new alcohol screening tool that focuses on two key questions is designed to help pediatricians spot children and adolescents at risk for alcohol-related problems. The doctor asks about the patient’s own drinking, as well as his or her friends’ alcohol use. …

Recent Veterans Enrolled in College More Likely to Smoke, Drink than Non-Veteran Peers

Recent veterans enrolled in college are more likely than their peers, who are not veterans, to use tobacco products, binge drink and engage in other risky behaviors, a new study suggests. …

College Students’ Impulsivity and Aggression Linked to Heavy Drinking

College students who drink heavily and have high levels of aggression and impulsivity may be more likely than their calmer counterparts to continue heavy drinking after college, a new study suggests. …