Overall, men who grew up in states with younger drinking ages were 19-21 percent more likely to binge drink
more than once a month.
There are a variety of reasons why people binge drink
and these include curiosity, as a way of de-stressing or to boost their confidence; and also peer pressure or as an effort to fit in - which is one of the main reasons many students drink excessively.
3% of them reported frequent binge drinking (more than three episodes of binge drink
in the last two weeks) in the previous two weeks, which is much higher than the national average (76.
Moreover, students who are less academic able, less risk averse, or who discount the future more may binge drink
and expend less effort on academic work.
Men still binge drink
more, with nearly one in four (23%) consuming twice as much as they should, but the "gender gap" is closing.
5 percent of the respondents saying they did binge drink
, 10 are in the Midwest.
Children of parents who smoke are more likely to binge drink
, experiment with drugs, skip school, steal, vandalise and have under-age sex, a study showed yesterday.
Beliefs about alcohol were verbalized as: "it is fun--party," "socially accepted," "serves as a reward from a stressful week,"" alcohol tends to alleviate boredom," "supposed to drink while in college," "guys binge drink
to show tolerance," "girls get drunk to become a new person," and "it helps you be less inhibited.
In the United States, two out of every five college students regularly binge drink
Thirty-nine percent of college women binge drink
within a two-week period; 50 percent of college men binge drink
PENSIONERS who binge drink
twice a month increase the risk of serious mental decline by 147%, and are 149% more likely to have the poorest memory function.
For example, 70% of the boys who said they were likely to binge drink
chose Coors as their favorite brand.