News tagged with drinking age

Off the wagon: Vietnam's binge-drinking problem

A scantily clad DJ gyrates to ear-splitting music as the crowd of drinkers orders more towers of lager: welcome to The Hangover, one of a new crop of 'beer clubs' raising concerns about Vietnam's drinking culture.

Feb 13, 2015
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First drink to first drunk

Although starting to drink at an early age is one of the most frequently studied risk factors for subsequent heavy drinking and related negative outcomes, findings have been inconsistent. An alternative indicator of risk ...

Sep 23, 2014
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Age-21 drinking laws save lives, study confirms

Although some advocates want to lower the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law saves lives. That's the finding of a new review published in a special supplemental issue to the Journal of St ...

Feb 24, 2014
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Alcohol blackouts: Not a joke

The heaviest drinking and steepest trajectory of increasing alcohol problems are typically observed during the mid-teens to mid-20s. One common and adverse consequence is the alcohol-related blackout (ARB), which is reported ...

Dec 16, 2014
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Over-65s are frequent binge drinkers: US study

Binge drinking is more common in the United States than previously thought, particularly among young adults, though the most frequent offenders are over 65, said a US government study on Tuesday.

Jan 10, 2012
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