Tag Archive: binge drinking

Binge Drinking on the Decline, Except in College

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have linked the increase in the U.S. drinking age to a drop in binge drinking over the past 20 years (the drinking age was increased in the early to mid-1980’s). In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child…

Childhood Maltreatment Associated with Teen Binge Drinking

Increased substance abuse is a well known phenomenon among teens and adults who were abused as children. A study out of Boston University publish this month indicates that binge drinking is also 1.7 to 2 times more likely when kids have been abused either physically, sexually or through neglect. Binge drinking is defined as consuming…