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Decision-Making Affected by Binge Drinking

In society today, many teens believe alcohol use is a normal part of life. In most movies that prominently feature adolescents and teens, there is a scene where teens drink excessively. As a result, teens think that using alcohol is cool, and isn’t that big of a deal. Unfortunately, binge drinking and decision making are …

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Allowing Children to Drink Can Lead to Binge Drinking

Childhood drinking and binge drinking are integrally linked according to recent research. Unfortunately, this link may lead to more teens and young adults needing treatment for an alcohol addiction. To learn more about this link, contact Promises Behavioral Health today. Legal drinking ages are as varied as the states and countries that impose them. In …

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Teen Drinking Linked to Behavioral Problems

Teens who drink heavily are more likely than their peers to have behavioral and attention problems and suffer from anxiety and depression, new research finds. Science Daily reports that a team led by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology based their research on a study of nearly 9,000 Norwegian teenagers aged 13-19 …

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Unconditional Positive Regard: How a Therapist’s View of a Client Can Affect Treatment

Sitting in a counseling center waiting room, heart pounding, palms moist with nervous perspiration, a client awaited an initial appointment with her therapist. Her husband had told her in no uncertain terms that she needed to engage in treatment to deal with the addictions that had plagued her and beleaguered her family for years, including …

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College Students Under Stress Turn to Alcohol

New findings from a team of Canadian researchers indicate that the presence of short-term or acute stress has a significant impact on the amount of alcohol consumed by college undergraduates. Compared to the general population, college students in the U.S. are heavily affected by a highly dangerous, drunkenness-inducing pattern of short-term alcohol consumption known as …

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How Many Americans Binge on Alcohol or Drink Heavily?

Alcohol binging (i.e., binge drinking) and heavy alcohol intake are the two drinking behaviors most firmly linked to short- and long-term exposure to serious, potentially deadly alcohol-related harm. For this reason, public health officials consider tracking the extent of these behaviors as a critical step in estimating nationwide risks from alcohol consumption. In September 2014, …

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