Posts tagged with ‘binge drinking’

High-Risk Drinking Drops After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is the common term for a group of surgical procedures that change the structure of the digestive system and thereby help people affected by serious weight-related issues reduce their food intake. In a study published in January 2014 in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, researchers from several U.S. institutions examined the impact that undergoing a weight loss procedure can have on participation in risky drinking behaviors associated with the onset of alcohol abuse or alcoholism. These researchers found that most weight loss surgery recipients decrease their involvement in risky drinking.

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Mood Swings Common in Heavy Drinkers

Heavy drinking is a pattern of excessive alcohol consumption that increases a person’s chances of developing diagnosable problems with alcohol abuse or alcoholism. People already affected by these conditions also typically drink heavily on a regular basis. In a study published in January 2014 in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, researchers from the University of Vermont sought to determine if the “positive” and “negative” mood changes associated with heavy drinking differ between men and women. These researchers concluded that some mood changes occur in both men and women, while others tend to occur only in men.

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Teens at Risk of Extreme Binge Drinking

Drinking alcohol has always been a part of American life but unfortunately it’s also become a teen pastime. Having that first drink is a rite of passage for far too many young people. Research shows that the younger a person begins to drink, the more issues they’ll have with alcohol use disorders.

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Using Alcohol to Combat Stress

Stress is a part of everyday life. For many, responses to stress include irritability and a sense of being overwhelmed. Healthy ways to deal with stress include a balanced diet, exercise and adequate sleep. In some cases people self-medicate when either specific events or ongoing circumstances become too much to bear. During the holidays as family tensions and financial concerns tend to rear their heads this self-destructive behavior can become harmful. And what begins as an attempt at celebration can end with too much alcohol.

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More Americans Are Binge Drinking, Dying

You don’t have to be drunk every day to have an unhealthy drinking problem.  Many Americans are not alcoholics but a growing number are binging on alcohol.  Alcohol abuse occurs on a spectrum of misuse, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a surprising number of Americans are overdoing it. Full Story

Imaging Reveals Changes in Brain Due to Binge Drinking

Alcohol dependence can influence a wide range of other areas of life. Those who struggle with alcohol consumption may face challenges in academic and professional achievement, as well as financial stability. Relationships with family and friends may be damaged by the effects of alcohol-related choices. Full Story

Binge Drinking Among Young Adults And Older People

According to Psychology Today, binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks in a short amount of time. For men, it equates to five or more drinks and for women, it equates to four or more drinks in a short time frame. Full Story

Those Born After WWII More Likely to Binge Drink and Develop Alcohol Disorders

Drinking might be influenced by a number of things from personal and societal issues, political instability, social norms and also economic fluctuations. These factors turn into different types of drinking cultures over time periods and among varying countries. Full Story

Younger Women at Risk for Alcohol Use Disorders

According to a recent study looking at different birth groups and differences in gender relating to alcohol consumption, women are now narrowing the gap between men with alcohol-related problems. Many experts in this area say that people who were born after WWII are more apt to partake in binge drinking and develop an alcohol use disorder, or AUD, according to an article in Medical News Today. Full Story

New Study Shows Women Are at Risk for Problem Drinking

According to a new study brought up in Web MD, women are now catching up to men when it comes to drinking alcohol in terms of both consumption and frequency. Those born after WWII are more likely to binge drink or develop an alcohol-related disorder. Full Story