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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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Sober Dorms, Recovery Clubs Help Prevent Relapse

College students face a number of pressures, from paying for tuition to the stresses of academic success and failure. Among the many modern challenges that young academics face is addiction. Drinking on college campuses is common, risky and dangerous. There are also students using prescription drugs to get by as they experience depression or anxiety …

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Heavy Drinking Increases Risks for Dementia

Alcohol use disorder is the current accepted term for the diagnosis of two drinking-related conditions: alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Excessive alcohol consumption is widely acknowledged as an important factor in a number of damaging changes in human mental and physical health. In a study slated for publication in 2014 in The American Journal of Geriatric …

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Drinkers Ignore Heart-Healthy Behaviors

It’s a well-established fact that excessive alcohol consumption can damage your cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) health and increase your risks for several life-threatening conditions. Failure to follow certain lifestyle recommendations can also increase your odds of developing cardiovascular problems. In a study published in June 2014 in the journal Substance Abuse, a team of …

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How Many People Die From Excessive Drinking?

Excessive drinking is a public health term that describes participation in any form of short- or long-term alcohol consumption capable of producing significant harm and/or triggering fatal outcomes. Specific forms of this practice include heavy drinking and binge drinking. In a study published in June 2014 in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal …

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Binge Drinking Increases Risk For Dangerously Irregular Heartbeat

Binge drinking is a form of excessive, short-term alcohol intake known for its ability to significantly damage health and well-being in a number of ways. In a study published in July 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, a team of Swedish researchers sought to determine if participation in this form of …

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Texts From the ER Reduce Binge Drinking

Young adults in the U.S. have an unusually high level of participation in a dangerous, intoxication-producing drinking behavior called binge drinking. Unfortunately, a substantial number of binge drinkers end up requiring treatment in an emergency room. In a study published in July 2014 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, researchers from two U.S. universities investigated …

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BUI: Boating Under the Influence May Send You to Jail As Police Take DUI Patrols on the Water This July 4th

There were more brown pelicans than drunken boaters on the water as July 4th approached, and L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan White and his team hope to keep it that way. “The weekends are always the busiest,” he said as the Sheriff’s boat pulled away from its Marina Del Rey berth. The deputies on board scouted …

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Binge Drinking Reduces Impulse Control, Increases Risky Sex Behavior

Binge drinking is a common form of problematic alcohol consumption in the U.S., especially among young adults. Public health officials are well aware that people who engage in this practice have significantly increased chances of participating in risky, unplanned sexual conduct. In a study published in April 2014 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental …

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