BINGE DRINKING

  • Gene causing 'bingedrinking' in teens discovered December 4, 2012

    London: Gene that hardwires people for bingedrinking, by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol, has been discovered, scientists claim. The gene RASGRF2 is one of many already suggested to be linked with problem drinking. The new study, led by King's College London's Institute of...
  • Binge drinking affects female teens negatively July 18, 2011

    Washington: Female teens may be particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of binge drinking. Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and adolescents, particularly in tasks of spatial working memory (SWM). SWM is the ability to perceive the space around you, which is critical to...