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

Students’ inconsistent drinking pattern shows surge during celebrations: Study

Drinking and partying seem to be synonymous with teenagers. Celebrations and special occasions for teens are usually incomplete without alcohol. However, one can’t ignore the negative consequences of excessive drinking among youth. Read more

Binge drinking may trigger onset of high BP in young adults

Binge drinking, described as having five or more drinks for a man and four or more drinks for a woman within 2 hours, can significantly raise the risk of precipitating the onset of high blood pressure in young adults, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in February 2016.

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