Tag: Binge Drinking

Frequent Binge Drinking Drops among U.S. Adolescents

The proportion of young people in the U.S. who drink alcohol has been declining since 1980. In addition, the amount each consumer drinks has also been going down over time. And fewer young people have been binge drinking. Now major research reports that frequent binge drinking has been dropping as well. And it’s been declining …

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Binge Drinking: What is it? What is Bingeing?

I. Background. To most people, binge drinking is a self-destructive drinking bout lasting at least a couple of days. During that time the drinker “drops out.”  The binger stops working or going to class. Ignores responsibilities. Squanders money. And does other harmful things. Perhaps fighting or having risky sex. This view is consistent with the …

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Alcohol Prices and Binge Drinking: Connected?

Are alcohol prices and binge drinking linked? Could raising the price of alcohol reduce binge drinking? Heavy episodic drinking is often called binge drinking. It is a serious health risk. Especially among young people. How can binge drinking be reduced? Proposals A variety of approaches are promoted. More law enforcement. Higher alcohol prices. More alcohol …

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