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…)Continue reading
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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…)Continue reading
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…)Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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…)Continue reading