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Binge Drinking

Study Reveals Dramatic Rise In Binge Drinking Among Those Over 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.13.2016 | Fifty

Baby Boomers ― historically speaking, no strangers to consciousness-altering substances ― are clearly back in the thick of things. A new study jus...

Women Are Catching Up To Men's Drinking Habits

Rachael Rettner | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Across the world, women now consume nearly as much alcohol as men do, according to a new study. The findings show that the gap between men’s and wom...

This May Be The #1 Reason Your Kids Binge-Drink At College

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty

Ask almost any new college parent what worries them most about depositing their kid in the freshmen dorm and driving away, and the answer will likely ...

DSM-5 Made A Mistake Eliminating Substance Abuse

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

DSM-5 made a mistake when it joined together into one big, heterogeneous category ('Substance Use Disorder') what in DSM IV had been two quite different diagnoses ('Substance Abuse' and 'Substance Dependence').

The Science Behind Teens And Drinking: What Every Family Should Know

McLean Hospital | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

Before I begin talking, most of them are completely unaware that more than 90 percent of the alcohol consumed by young people is in the form of binge drinking and that in 2010 more than 189,000 emergency room visits by persons under the age of 21 were linked to alcohol. My goal is to inform them about what science tells us so they can use the information in a tangible way.

What's in a Name? "Brock Turner," "Entitled White Kid," & "Rape Culture"

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

Take a moment, if you will, to think about your own responses to those three names or labels in the title of this piece. What emotions come to the sur...

How We Can Help to Change Our Binge Drinking Culture

Winged Victory | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Winged Victory

According to Teen Vogue the university binge drinking culture is calming down, and that is great news! The generation of kids who went through adolesc...

Don't Drunk

Winged Victory | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Winged Victory

It is terribly important that we not drink and drive but maybe it's also time to think a bit about the way we drink. The risks of binge drinking are believed by some to make alcohol the most dangerous of drugs. Maybe the message should not just be "Don't Drive Drunk" but "Don't Drunk."

Are You The Rooftop Bar Friend?

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 04.20.2016 | Comedy

Now that it's warm and people stop looking like this, it's time to go outside! That means drinking and a visit from the Rooftop Bar Friend. The friend...

Is It Time To Lower The Drinking Age To 18?

Thrillist | Posted 04.07.2016 | Taste

By: Wil Fulton Credit: Shutterstock In America, eighteen-year-olds can vote, operate a motor vehicle, pay taxes, marry, become a legal guardia...

It Takes A Shockingly Little Amount Of Alcohol To Cross Into Binge Drinking

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living

If you’re pulling the crew together for a bar crawl on St. Paddy’s Day, just keep one thing in mind: It only takes a few drinks to cross over into...

Manning vs. Newton: What About the Kids?

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Sports
Allison Hudson

Could he have handled himself in a manner that would have drawn less criticism? Absolutely. But why do we need or expect to immediately hear from a player who just lost the biggest game of his career to date? And why do we have any expectations on how he should act?

5 Things I Learned When I Socialized For A Full Day With No Alcohol

Hayley Miller | Posted 02.13.2016 | Women
Hayley Miller

I woke up in a mild panic last Saturday morning. I had a long day of social events ahead of me and seemingly endless work to do on Sunday. The problem: How could I party all day and not wake up with a horrible hangover?

News You Won't Like: Wine Isn't a Health Food After All

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Alcohol -- to our disappointment -- isn't a health food. It has risks and many calories. It's also a wonderful, deeply cultural food that can be enjoyed without over excessive risk.

Budweiser Is Turning 6 Cities Into Labs For Responsible Drinking

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business

Alcohol ads urging people to “drink responsibly” don’t seem to be working. Though drunk driving has decreased, binge drinking and underage drink...

Why Do You Get Terrible at Drinking as You Get Older?

Thrillist | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Drinking isn't a professional sport (yet). So why should it get so much harder as you age? Why the longer, more brutal hangovers? Why so much pain after only four beers? And is there anything you can do to prolong your career?

Here's How Much Your Hangover Costs The Nation

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're recovering from a night of drinking right now, you're about to get hit with a major buzzkill. Your hangover habit (along with everybody else...

This New Tool Could Help Colleges Figure Out How To Combat Binge Drinking

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2017 | College

A new online tool developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism aims to help colleges sort through a myriad of programs to find ...

How To Drink In College Without Ruining Your Life Or Liver

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

College is a wonderful time of self-discovery and reading Emily Dickinson on the quad. Also, for some, guzzling Franzia straight from the bag and shot...

Who You Were In College is Who You Are In Life

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Sort of. You’re obviously not the same exact person you were in college. That Fear and Loathing poster no longer hangs above your bed and your Satur...

Which Type of Drunk Are You?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.14.2016 | Taste
Van Winkle's

Sorry, this isn't a Buzzfeed-style quiz. We're actually going to discuss the science of drunk personality types.

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 07.01.2016 | 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 06.09.2016 | 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...