Brain circuits responsible for binge drinking identified

Binge drinking has broken all barriers to become the leading cause of alcohol-related deaths. Heavy alcohol drinkers increase their risk of developing a wide range of deadly diseases. Binge drinking alone costs the U.S. economy nearly $170 billion annually. Read more

Study finds single question can help detect drinking problem in teens

Binge drinking is common in the United States, mostly among young adults aged 18–34 years. According to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 88,000 people in America succumbed to excessive alcohol use during 2006-2010. A prolonged dependence on alcohol deteriorates the body as well as the brain, and causes other related harms such as adverse impact on emotional stability, finances, career, and relationships, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Read more