The women of today’s world are more empowered than in year’s past, taking leadership roles in their chosen profession, seeking advanced degrees in fields once dominated by men and demanding equality in all walks of life.
The likelihood of college students to try binge drinking may be connected to the methods they have in place for dealing with stressful situations.
If you find yourself waking up after a big party, a night out at the bar, or even just an evening in with friends, with a pounding headache, a spinning room, an upset stomach, and other symptoms of a hangover, you have binged and lived to regret it. Binge drinking is actually considered to be alcohol abuse by experts, however, if you do it only rarely, you probably need not worry. The occasional mistake is human and it happens to most of us. We regret it and then move on and restrict ourselves to one or two drinks at future events.
Absinthe is an alcoholic beverage that contains a variety of herbs, including fennel, anise, and wormwood. It has a reputation for causing hallucinations and other unpleasant or dangerous bodily sensations, and for roughly 100 years, its sale was banned in the U.S. Modern researchers now doubt that properly prepared absinthe can actually trigger hallucinations, and in 2007 the U.S. government began allowing the sale of both domestic and imported absinthe products, as long as those products contain only minute amounts of a chemical called thujone (as thujone is toxic to human beings when consumed in large amounts).
Drinking is common on most college campuses in America. Several surveys done nationwide show that nearly 4 out of 5 college students drink alcohol and almost half of them engage in heavy "episodic" consumption, or binge drinking. Extreme alcohol usage is known to cause a number of short and long term consequences such as academic problems, unsafe sex, sexual assaults, injuries, arrests, alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, accidental death and college attrition.
It’s a story repeated all too often: the tragic loss of a young life at the hands of a drunk driver behind the wheel. However, research says many students still aren’t really getting the message, prompting groups to bring in new messaging techniques.
A recent study was conducted on the effects of pub closing hours in 18 different Norwegian cities to see if there was any change in the amount of violence regarding operating hours. The study found that with an extension of closing time, violence increased by 16 percent and usually averaged around 20 instances of violence per night based on 100,000 people annually.
According to Medical News Today, the results showed that hours of operation in the bars and pubs affected overall incidents of violence. If hours were increased, the violence increased and if the operating hours decreased, so did the violence.
According to a news article, scientists worry about the problems students’ online posts on Facebook are causing. The students’ alcohol habits and problems caused by it are now available for all to see on their profile pages. This raises concern about the impact of the “alcohol identity” of others viewing their pictures and status updates.
A recent study conducted on over 12,000 adults found a correlation between alcohol and a poor diet. Participants ranged from 18 to 64 years of age and the study focused on their drinking and eating habits.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention completed a study in 2010 showing one in four high-school students partake in binge drinking. Counselor Curt Mace, with Lewis Central H.S., says many students don’t think alcohol is a drug but rather believe it’s socially acceptable.