Tag Archives: binge drinking

Excessive Alcohol Consumption Costs U.S. $2 Per Drink

The costs to society from excessive drinking add up to $2 per drink, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The costs include lost work productivity, medical expenses and property damage from car crashes. …

Online Course Reduces Alcohol-Related Problems in College Freshmen

An online course that demonstrates the consequences of excessive drinking appears to significantly reduce the most common types of alcohol-related problems among freshman, including binge drinking and sexual assault. …

Almost One-Quarter of Americans Report Binge Drinking in the Past Month

Almost one-quarter of Americans age 12 or older say they participated in binge drinking in the previous month, according to a government survey. …

Girls Especially Vulnerable to Effects of Binge Drinking, Study Finds

Girls appear to be especially vulnerable to the effects of binge drinking on the brain, a new study suggests. …

Memory Blackouts Caused By Drinking Lead to Future Alcohol-Related Injuries

A new study suggests that the more alcohol-related memory blackouts a college student has, the greater the risk he or she has of future accidental injuries related to drinking. …

Binge Drinking Could Cause Brain Damage in Young Adults, Study Suggests

A study that scanned the brains of binge drinkers ages 18 to 25 shows that regularly having many drinks in one sitting can affect an area of the brain related to paying attention, making decisions and controlling impulses. …

Gun Owners Twice as Likely to Binge Drink as Those Without Firearms

People who own guns are twice as likely to binge drink and to drink and drive, compared with those who don’t own firearms, a new study finds. …

Later Class Start Times in College Linked to Binge Drinking

College students who start their classes later in the day are more likely to drink more alcohol and binge drink, compared with students who get an earlier start, a new study has found. …

‘Drunkorexia’ Becoming Concern on Some College Campuses

Some college campuses are seeing an increase in ‘drunkorexia,’ the act of restricting calories by day so students can drink alcohol at night without gaining weight. …

Study Finds Binge Drinking Associated with Impaired Memory in College Students

Binge drinking appears to hamper young adults’ ability to perform simple language and memory tests, a new study shows. The research suggests that drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period may have an effect on the region of the brain involved in learning. …