Millennials, or Generation Y (also called the Net Generation, Trophy Generation, Echo Boomers, or even “GenMe”), refer to the generation of individuals born in the latter 1970s or early 1980s through the early 2000s. Plenty has been examined about the Millennials, and much has yet to be understood. In their lifetime, this generation of people has witnessed the fall of the Soviet Union and of the Berlin Wall; the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle; the Gulf War; the tragedy of 9/11; and the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The biggest question surrounding drug and alcohol use has been who or what is to blame for the disease of addiction. Were the drugs themselves responsible, possessing qualities that made it impossible for people to resist them? Or were certain individuals simply weak, engaging in self-destructive behavior because they enjoyed it and didn’t really want to stop?
Product placement in movies can range from overt to subtle. While some products, such as a particular brand of car featured in a movie, can simply influence which vehicle a person chooses, other placements have a more important influence.
Stress is the common term for the body’s natural physical and mental reaction to perceived threats or dangers. While virtually all adults and teenagers (and most younger children) experience relatively minor forms of stress as part of everyday life, some people are also exposed to more traumatic forms of stress, either during childhood or adulthood. Current evidence indicates that people who start consuming alcohol at a relatively early age frequently come to rely on drinking to cope with the effects of trauma-induced stress. This reliance commonly results in potentially dangerous heavy alcohol consumption during stressful life events.
Music that appeals to young audiences and hints at drug use is nothing new. But some genres do a lot more than hint. Rap music, for example, has a decades-long history of lauding the newest drugs and celebrating them in so many words. Now Molly, a drug related to ecstasy, is just the latest in a long line of star brand substances.
Binge drinking is excessive drinking during a single occasion. Binging is known as having five, or even more drinks for a man and four or more drinks at once for a woman. Women and men metabolize alcohol at different rates and that is why drink ratios for them differ. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly 16 percent of American adults engage in binge drinking on an almost weekly basis. The problem is becoming more complicated as young people, determined not to gain weight, fast from eating before a night of heavy drinking. The phenomenon has been dubbed drunkorexia by academics studying the habit.
College is a transitional time filled with plenty of stress. Making good grades, deciding upon a future career, determining who you are apart from parental cues and, finding your own place in a new social structure are just some of the challenges faced by university students. A new study seems to indicate that one of the ways the college experience is made most enjoyable is through excessive drinking. The study’s findings were reported this month and are drawing criticism from several spheres.
People who have the most tattoos and body piercings are more likely to drink heavily, according to a new study from France
The phrase social network has taken on a particular meaning in today’s common parlance. Today when you use the words social network, people assume that you are referring to social media connections such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. However these words also have a different meaning.
It seems that underage drinking is a major problem these days. Stories pop up in the news frequently about teens getting in trouble for drinking or parents being cited for allowing teens to drink at their home. The problem has always been around, but it seems worse than ever and can really keep you up at night as a parent. How do you rest easily at home knowing your child is out at a party? Can you trust the parents who said they would be supervising the party? Is your teen telling the truth when she claims that there is no alcohol at the parties that she attends? What if there is alcohol, but she promises that she does not drink?