Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is putting figures behind the alarming college pastime: binge drinking.
Researchers estimate 1,825 college students ages 18-24 die each year from alcohol-related injuries like car accidents, about 20% of college students meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder, and one in four college students report negative academic consequences from drinking including missing class, flunking exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall. But binge drinking isn't exclusive to young adults.
“People often don’t recognize binge drinking as problem because it’s not a daily thing,” says Gregory Smith, M.
D., a prescription addiction specialist at the Comprehensive Pain Relief Group in L. “They think, ‘I’m able to function at work and at home, and I don’t need to have a drink every day so I’m fine,’ but then they finish a bottle or two of wine over the weekend.” Binge drinking is major cause for concern.
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He often started drinking after his first morning court appearance, and he says he would have loved to drink even more, had his schedule allowed it. He spent a month at a center where the treatment consisted of little more than attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.If you would like to nominate a blog, email us at According to the American Addiction Centers (AAC), approximately 7.2 percent of adults in the U. Alcoholism is a serious problem affecting young and old.The author of this blog, Dirk Hanson, focuses on different types of substance abuse, including drugs and alcoholism.He aims to enlighten readers about different facets of alcoholism as well as myth-bust various misconceptions about alcoholism and addiction.