Tagged: Heavy Episodic Alcohol Use

REPORT: Neurobiological and Cognitive Profile of Young Binge Alcohol Users

Using the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) Evidence Profile, the certainty in outcomes ranged from very low to low. Future prospective longitudinal studies should address concomitant factors, exposure thresholds, and age-related vulnerabilities of binge alcohol use, as well as the degree of recovery following discontinuation of use…

REPORT: Trajectories of Alcohol Use Problems based on Early Adolescent Alcohol Use

This analysis identifies three groups of adolescent alcohol users with differing patterns of use. Emergent binge alcohol users likely require public policy responses to alcohol use whereas increasing heavy alcohol users are potentially able to be identified individually on the basis of patterns of alcohol use and social variables. This group may benefit from psychosocial interventions and are unlikely to respond to a broad public health approach…

REPORT: Binge Alcohol Use and Prescription Opioid Misuse in the U.S.

More than half of the 4.2 million people who misused prescription opioids during 2012–2014 were binge alcohol users, and binge alcohol users had nearly twice the odds of misusing prescription opioids, compared with abstainers. Widespread use of evidence-based strategies for preventing binge alcohol use might reduce opioid misuse and overdoses involving alcohol…

NEWS: USA: Link between Binge Alcohol Use and Prescription Drugs Misuse

A new study by the CDC reports more than 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge alcohol use. People who binged on alcohol were nearly twice as likely to misuse prescription opioids as abstainers…

NEWS: Australia: Rise in Alcohol Hospitalization of Minors

Increasing binge alcohol use is causing a rise in alcohol related hospitalization of minors in Queensland, Australia. Averagely about 20 children end up in hospital every week due to alcohol. Queensland Health data shows in 2018, 975 underage alcohol users ended up in Queensland emergency departments (EDs). This is an increase from 762 in 2014…

NEWS: USA: Alcoholic Liver Disease Rising

A new study reports, Americans are increasingly developing serious liver diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer due to alcohol use. This research adds to mounting evidence showing that liver problems due to alcohol are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. Studies from the past few years have shown that more young people are dying of liver failure, liver disease is becoming a leading cause of death, and that alcohol-related problems are the number one reason for liver transplants in America…

REPORT: Impact of Exchange Stay on Students’ Alcohol Consumption

During their exchange stay, individuals studying abroad showed more heavy and hazardous alcohol consumption behaviors than local students. These results constitute the first large‐scale longitudinal confirmation that exchange stays indeed constitute risky contexts in which students significantly increase their consumption and present stronger alcohol‐related problems. In view of the rapid and deleterious effects of alcohol consumption in young people, it is essential to promote prevention campaigns targeting this population to limit public health consequences and possible evolution toward severe alcohol use disorders…

NEWS: STAD: New Prevention Manual Launched

STAD in Europe (SiE) has launched their prevention manual which includes a roadmap for the implementation of the STAD method in different European countries, including the lessons learned from SiE. SiE took off in 2016 aiming to develop more knowledge on effective strategies to reduce binge alcohol use by limiting the availability of alcohol. SiE is a European collaboration of 7 countries – funded by the European Commission…

REPORT: Consumption of Alcohol Beverages and Binge Alcohol Use Among Pregnant Women

About 1 in 9 pregnant women reported consuming alcohol in the past 30 days.About one third of pregnant women who reported consuming alcohol engaged in binge alcohol use.Pregnant women who reported binge alcohol use in the past 30 days reported an average of 4.5 binge-alcohol use episodes during that same time period.Efforts to expand implementation of community-level interventions and universal alcohol screening and brief counseling might decrease the prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy…

REPORT: Alcohol in Family and other Violence

This study found that alcohol is frequently involved in family and domestic violence incidents, particularly intimate partner violence. Alcohol use was associated with a higher chance of physical violence and of injury at intimate partner violence incidents…