Category: Abuse

Alcohol Prices and Binge Drinking: Connected?

Are alcohol prices and binge drinking connected? Could raising the price of alcohol (beer, wine and spirits or liquor) help reduce binge drinking? Heavy episodic drinking (often called binge drinking) is a serious health risk problem, especially among young people. There is great disagreement as to how binge drinking can best be reduced. There are […]

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): What Is It? Alcoholism?

Alcohol use disorder. Is this just another name for alcoholism? For alcohol abuse? Exactly what is it? To understand alcohol use disorder, it is helpful to understand the terms that came before it. The major authority defining such matters is the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association. The first […]

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Binge Drinking References

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  • Binge Drinking. TeensHealth (
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