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Confessions Of A Former Party Girl

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Erin Reghenzani

I loved who I was when I was drunk. I was witty and confident and fun. But that is me all the time... I just wasn't comfortable being me without the liquid courage. I couldn't find myself when I was sober, because I hadn't tried looking.

How I Got Sober

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

My parents drove me up to the mountains of North Carolina as if they were taking me to summer camp like they had done when I was a little girl. But I wasn't 10, I was 32 and it wasn't summer camp, it was rehab.

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Ellie Widdowson

While the discussion surrounding underage drinking and driving has been around for some time, the growing discussion about distracted driving, specifically related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, has highlighted many concerns about teen driving statistics and the risks they pose to both themselves and those around them.

Bartender Found Guilty After Man Drinks 56 Shots, Dies

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

A French bartender was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday after serving 56 shots to a customer who died the next day. The customer, 56-year-old...

My Story of Alcoholism, and the Hell it Took To Become Aware

Ravishly | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravishly

Google tells me that "awareness" is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of something. It's to be conscious of events. It means knowing one's thoughts and feeling one's emotions. The irony of Alcohol Awareness Month is that alcohol's primary function is to make a person unaware.

Americans Are Binge Drinking More, Especially Women

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The binge drinking rates for women rose almost 36 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of ...

Binge Drinking As A Teenager Could Make You A More Anxious Adult

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

Beer-guzzling teenagers may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of anxiety or alcohol dependence. Binge drinking -- which 15 percent of high sc...

It's Just A Sip

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Allowing your underage child a sip of your wine or that last drop of your beer sends a small, but potent, message. It says a little taste of alcohol is OK. It is approval.

Divorced Men: Booze and Women

Chris L. Burcher | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Chris L. Burcher

rather than seeking sex, I was seeking approval. Online dating is great for that. I wanted girls to find my profiles appealing and attractive. I wanted women to choose me from the vast array of other men.

Rethinking The Drinking Age

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Ann Lewis Hamilton

Why don't we trust our 18-year-olds? When I was growing up, my parents (and many other parents) were realistic about teenagers and drinking. At that time, the drinking age in Virginia was 18 for wine and beer and 21 for hard liquor.

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Quora

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.

1 In 4 People Say They Binge Drink When Traveling For Work

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business

There's some funny business going on during work trips.

The Big Difference Between Young, Old When It Comes To Drinking

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty

The frequency of alcohol consumption increases as you age, according to new research. The UK study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, said that d...

Lower the Drinking Age Back to 18: We Don't Have Students Teach Each Other to Drive, Why Is Alcohol Different?

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Learning how to drink socially and responsible was not just part of the college experience, it was an at least partially supervised college experience. Students would drink with faculty and staff, who could model appropriate alcohol-related behavior.

The Surprising Connection Between Problem Drinking And Working Too Much

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're always working late, your job could be taking a toll on your health in more ways than you may realize, new research suggests. Publishing ...

The Largest Demographic Of Binge Drinkers Might Surprise You

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

For most, the term "binge drinking" usually conjures up images of red Solo cups, kegs filled with cheap beer and college freshmen slurring words. A re...

America, We Have A Binge Drinking Problem

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living

America, we have a binge drinking problem. Every year in the United States about 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning -- that's six deaths each ...

Another Reason 20-Somethings Should Avoid Binge Drinking: Study

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.31.2014 | Science

When it comes time to ring in the New Year this Wednesday night, many 20-somethings will be celebrating with a drink... or two, or five. But researche...

Might Your College Student Have an Eating Disorder? How to Tell, What to Do

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

If you're feeling uneasy and concerned that your college-age daughter or son might have an eating disorder, this is a perfect time to think the problem through and figure out whether help might be needed.

What Happens When Your Mom Catches You Having Sex (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-10-14-20141010gogoboyinterruptedbedsmall.pngEpisode 2 of Go-Go Boy Interrupted shows what happens after a night of heavy binge drinking causes Danny to struggle to remember who the man in his bed is. And then the worst person who could drop by for a visit does.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Teens, Parents and Alcohol: Tough Questions You Need to Answer

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Rolled eyes, sullen silence or even outright denial; these are often the reactions parents encounter when they try to talk with their adolescent children about alcohol.

The Risky Business Of Risky Drinking

Andrew Kolodny, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Kolodny, M.D.

Suicide is never an easy thing to talk about, to prevent, or to understand. But recognizing the risk factors is an important step. During this year's observance of Suicide Prevention Month, we should work to draw more attention to the link between suicide and alcohol, in all its facets.

Why Recognizing Addiction Recovery Month Matters

Richard Taite | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Recovery Month spreads the message that everyone deserves the opportunity to receive quality treatment for mental illness and substance abuse.

Tyler Kingkade

Top Party Schools Vow To Combat Binge Drinking, Then Sell Branded Shot Glasses

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.04.2014 | College

Syracuse University, like the University of Iowa before it, is vowing to combat student binge drinking after being named the Princeton Review's top pa...