Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Marchman Act Blog - CDC: 25 Percent of Teens and Young Adults Report Binge Drinking

One-quarter of American teens and young adults engage in binge drinking, new statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate, HealthDay News reported Oct. 5.

Although binge drinking was also widespread among adults, the CDC said the findings for young people are particularly troubling, since their brains may be more susceptible to damage from heavy drinking than those of older drinkers.

Among all alcohol consumers, one out of three adults and two out of three high school students reported binge drinking in the past month. The practice was most common in men, adults aged 18 to 34, and people with household incomes of $75,000 or more.
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