Research Finds that Those Who are 65 Years and Older Binge Drink

Binge Drinking Statistics When you think of binge drinking you might think of those between the ages of 18 and 24 participating in this kind of behavior. And it is certainly true that young adults make up the largest percentage of the population who binge drink. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), those who are 65 years …

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Binge Drinking on the Rise Among Women

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The Rise of Binge Drinking Among Women

Binge drinking is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having five or more drinks if you are a male and four or more drinks if you are a female.

A new study found that binge drinking among women has risen a considerable amount. The study, published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), collected data on between 2005 and 2012. During that time, binge drinking among women increased “at a rate seven times greater than among men.” In Santa Clara, California,it rose  among men by 23% while among women it rose 36%.  There are a number of harmful effects that binge drinking can cause and women pay a higher cost than men, both physically and socially.

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Study Shows Binge Drinking Might Weaken Immune System

Binge Drinking | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comAbout one in six Americans binge drinks around four times a month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as “drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration levels to 0.08 g/dL.”  A new study from the University of Maryland suggests that binge drinking might weaken the immune system.  Past research has shown that after binge drinking, the body is less able to defend against infection or injury. The new research shows that immune system disruption happens while alcohol is in the body.

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Influence of Sleep on Drinking Behaviors

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A recent study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, shows the effect that lack of sleep has on the drinking behaviors or teenagers.  What researchers found after the study is the following:

– Teenagers with sleep issues were 47% more likely to binge drink than those without sleep issues

– Teenagers with sleep issues were 14% more likely to drive drunk

– A year later, the teenagers with sleep issues were 11% more likely to have interpersonal issues related to alcohol

Although sleep is not the only factor that affects a teenager’s decision to consume alcohol, it is a factor that teens and their parents can control.  By getting just one extra hour of sleep, the study found that it decreases binge drinking by 10%.

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