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Effects of binge drinking linger
Heavy drinking adversely affects a person’s performance and perception hours after alcohol has left the body, researchers in Rhode Island said.
Researchers at Brown University recruited 95 healthy adults ages 21 to 35 who had reported having a hangover at least one time within the month before the research began.
The participants were randomly assigned bourbon or vodka and told to drink until their breath tests indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent, well over the legal driving limit for most states, Medpage Today reported Tuesday.
After eight hours of sleep and breakfast, the participants showed poorer performance in simulated driving tests than participants who had consumed only cola with several drops of alcohol the night before.
“We found that people were impaired in their ability to do tasks that require both vigilance and making rapid decisions and that people were not aware that their performance was impaired,” researcher Damaris Rohsenow told Medpage Today.
Underage drinking is a serious problem — and getting worse When police are called to a party or other event where minors are in possession of or have consumed alcoholic beverages, enforcement action is sometimes met with scorn or ridicule – not by the underage drinkers, but by a small minority of parents or guardians…..
Children as young as 11 are drinking two bottles of wine a week – more than the recommended limit for an adult woman – official figures reveal. The data, based on surveys of over 23,000 children in England, showed boys drank more than girls in almost all regions Children in the north of the country….
A school governor has called for a ban on parents drinking alcohol while waiting to pick up their children outside school. Arthur Mitchell, chairman of Doncaster Road Primary School’s board of governors in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said a street drinking ban had been proposed after police received reports that parents had been seen drinking at….
If someone confides in you that he or she has a problem with alcohol or other drugs, some ways of dealing with this situation clearly work better than others. You should try to be: Understanding – listen to reasons why he or she uses/ abuses alcohol or other drugs; Firm – explain why you feel….
Binge drinking typically conjures images of college frat boys at wild house parties smashing Lone Star cans on their foreheads. Texas State student Sarah Brown, however, knows a different reality. She’s seen firsthand that men haven’t cornered the market on binge drinking. “There’s a lot of guys who want to drink as much as they….