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...

Biomarkers higher in binge drinkers

  A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The biomarker, called phosphatidylethanol...

Alcohol’s Burden

The effect of alcohol consumption on physical and mental health comes at an economic cost that includes lost productivity, health care costs, and costs related to property damage and alcohol-related crime. The latest analysis, from 2006, estimates that excessive...
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