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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.
SANTA ANA Orange County spends some $40 million a year on running programs that prevent, treat and rehabilitate drug and alcohol abusers. And this year for the first time, the Health Care Agency published a public report that illustrates who is getting treatment, where they live and their poison of choice. The numbers even reflect….
Drinking or smoking heavily can speed up the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Scientists found that drinkers developed the disease almost five years earlier and heavy smokers just over two years earlier, after studying 938 people aged 60 or more who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Ranjan Duara, of the Mount….
The public perceives youth drinking in North Dakota as less of a problem than people who work closely with alcohol prevention, a new survey shows. Among adults surveyed in North Dakota, 41.3 percent perceived alcohol use by youths as a serious problem, according to the North Dakota Department of Human Services and Minot State University…..
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