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binge drinking
09
Aug

Is There a Difference Between Being an Alcoholic and Not Being Able To Control Your Drinking?

Recently, actor Shia LeBeouf came under the spotlight for the unfortunate reason of his public displays of intoxication. Marking his ninth arrest, the arrest highlighted an ongoing struggle with alcohol for LaBeouf. A video surfaced of the drunken actor cursing and yelling disrespectful profanities at the officers who were arresting him. Shortly after the arrest,...
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14
Apr

Older Women Are Binge Drinking More

Alcohol use education and prevention is almost always geared towards teenagers and young adults, populations that are believed to be at the greatest risk of harm from using the pervasive substance. Young people tend to think that they are invincible, that they can handle situations that they likely cannot. While there is plenty of evidence...
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03
Aug

Teenage Binge Drinking and Marijuana Use

On our blog we discuss teenage “binge drinking” quite often, as the behavior is associated with early onset substance use disorders and a number of other health consequences. Binge drinking is when someone drinks as much alcohol as they can, as fast as they can; a practice which is typically defined as men having 5...
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07
Jul

Drunkorexia: A Concerning Binge Drinking Trend

College drinking is a topic we discuss fairly regularly. The reason for that is the fact that how people drink alcohol in college can have a significant impact on the course of one’s life. Nevertheless, many young adults fail to understand that alcohol can send you on a journey, one that can take years from...
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08
Jun

Binge Drinking: Alcohol and Caffeine

One of the most common drinking practices among teenagers and young adults is mixing alcohol with highly caffeinated energy drinks, such as Red Bull or Rockstar. The idea behind the practice is to extend the length of time one can drink. As the night progresses, alcohol being a depressant, causes users to experience sedative effects....
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29
Sep

College Students Less Likely to be Advised by Doctors on Substance Use

Screening college students for drug and alcohol use is of the utmost importance, crucial for spotting problems early and referring students toward appropriate assistance. Unfortunately, substance use problems often go unnoticed; problems get out of hand and serious consequences can result. It is no secret that college campuses can be hotbeds of reckless drinking and...
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29
Jul

Protective Strategies for Safe Drinking May Backfire

Many college students engage in drinking alcohol, and in many ways consuming alcohol is a big part of college life. College campuses around the country make alcohol a top priority, discouraging the practice of binge drinking and driving under the influence. While such campaigns may make an impression on students, causing students to be proactive...
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12
Jun

Underage Drinking On A Steep Descent

Teenage drinking, while quite common, can be extremely dangerous – leading to a number of serious health problems and can also lead to an alcohol use disorder (AUD) down the road. Over the last few years, there have been several studies published regarding the rates of underage drinking, as well as underage binge drinking in...
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01
May

Teenagers Mixing Energy Drinks With Alcohol

The practice of mixing energy drinks with alcohol is quite common amongst teenagers and young adults. There is a misguided belief that the mixture of the two allows one to drink for a longer period of time, and heightens one’s ability to safely drive while under the influence. While the energy drink may give the...
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04
Apr

Binge Drinking May Alter Brain Maturation

Binge drinking is a common practice among teenagers and young adults. Drinking as much as you can, as fast as you can carries with it a number of risks. While the most common danger associated with binge drinking is alcohol poisoning, new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine indicates that...
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