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  • Binghamton University
    Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress
    April 16, 2019

    One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

  • New York Times
    Can Doctors Talk Teenagers Out of Risky Drinking?
    April 8, 2019

    I’m a pediatrician, and when I see adolescents in my clinic, I ask them if they are drinking alcohol (among other risky activities). Then I counsel them if they answer in the affirmative. I want young people to be safe.

  • eNeuro
    Chronic alcohol drinking slows brain development in adolescent and young adult non-human primates
    April 1, 2019

    The transition from adolescence to adulthood is associated with brain remodeling in the final stages of developmental growth. It is also a period when a large proportion of this age group engages to binge (occasional consumption of 4-5 drinks leading to intoxication) and heavy (binge drinking on ≥5 days in a month) alcohol drinking.

  • Washington Post
    ‘Safe’ teen drinking? Here’s why parents shouldn’t facilitate it.
    April 1, 2019

    Well, we did it when we were their age.” This common refrain, popular among parents with a permissive attitude toward underage drinking, is often coupled with well-intentioned efforts to keep adolescents safe while consuming alcohol: Think encouraging alcohol-imbibing teens to take advantage of ride programs like Uber, to spend the night at a friend’s house, or to drink in one’s own home as opposed to unknown settings.

  • Inverse
    March Madness Alcohol Study Shows One Demographic Is Affected the Most
    March 20, 2019

    For every tip-off during March Madness, it’s a sure bet that students at the schools playing in the basketball tournament will be tipping up more beer bottles than usual.