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The bitter truth about millennials and alcohol abuse

The bitter truth about millennials and alcohol abuse

The term “millennials” typically refers to individuals who have come of age in the 21st century. There is a divergence among various schools of thought regarding the earliest and latest years during which millennials can be considered to have been born. Demographers Neil Howe and William Strauss define millennials to include those individuals who were born between 1982 and 2004. This is important in the context of various social, economic and cultural influences which have shaped millennials. (more…)

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Binge drinking may cause binge eating

Binge drinking may cause binge eating

Drinking and eating excessively is quite common at festivals and in parties. While over-indulgence is acceptable sometimes, for the millions of Americans who suffer from both binge eating and drinking disorders, it is a daily, uphill battle. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines four drinks for women and five drinks for men within 2 hours as binge drinking. Although young adults aged 18-34 years are more common binge drinkers, it has not spared even children and older people. (more…)

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Adolescent drinking inhibits future verbal learning and memory performance: Study

Adolescent drinking inhibits future verbal learning and memory performance: Study

Alcohol consumption can take a serious toll on a person’s health. And if the person consuming it is an adolescent, the consequences can be even more serious. Prolonged heavy drinking or binge drinking can cause unimaginable damage, not only to the health and relationships of the person, but also to the society in terms of crime, accidents, and violence. (more…)

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Scientists identify stimuli linked to binge drinking in young adults

Scientists identify stimuli linked to binge drinking in young adults

The addictive properties of alcohol do not deter many Americans from using it. In fact, the rising number of deaths due to alcohol-related causes mirrors the extent to which American communities are involved in this powerful addictive substance. While several previous studies focused on alcohol problem among American people, a recent study, published online in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism in April 2016, highlighted the  rising tendency of  binge drinking among young adults.

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Low alcohol taxation increases alcohol-related deaths: Study

Low alcohol taxation increases alcohol-related deaths: Study

Having various policies and guidelines to ensure the sensible use of drugs and alcohol in the United States is not helping much in fighting the problem of alcoholism. It has been found that binge drinking is a popular trend  in countries where people have a high socio-economic status. In fact, the condition remains grim in most of the developed nations owing to the influence of various substances on their people.

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Industry initiatives to prevent drunk driving lack evidence of effectiveness

Industry initiatives to prevent drunk driving lack evidence of effectiveness

Alcohol affects the part of the brain that controls judgment, coordination and control, impacting a person’s cognitive and psychomotor skills. Binge drinking and continued alcohol use in large amounts, especially before driving, increases the chance of alcohol-related traffic deaths. However, a recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has suggested that the steps taken by the alcohol industry to keep a check on drinking and driving either lack evidence of effectiveness or haven’t been studied at all. (more…)

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