Alcoholic Blackouts

    What does it mean when someone says they were “blackout drunk?” How does a blackout differ from “passing out” after drinking, and what are the possible dangerous effects of drinking enough to blackout? Blackouts are periods of amnesia during which a...

Young people, alcohol and influences

This report presents the findings from a major study of young people and their relationship with alcohol, and explores the wide range of influences on their drinking. This study differs from other research: it develops evidence of how different domains of influence...

Brain Changes Discovered In Underage Binge Drinkers

Experts agree that adolescence marks a critical period for brain development. New research shows that binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes that could affect their lives as adults. Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This may come...