binge drinking

  • October 20, 2014   BY  

    The legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes has increased its abuse and dependence, as well as binge drinking, in Americans over 21, according to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Why do economists care? Productivity loss. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2014   BY  

    At least eight freshmen at U.S. colleges have died in the first few weeks of this school year. The deaths have cast a shadow over the campuses on which the students spent too little time, but they’re also a cross-section of the kinds of issues and decisions facing freshmen as they begin their college careers — and of the choices some young students may not be prepared to make. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2014  

    Excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age Americans each year, making it the fourth leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. And it’s not just alcoholic drinkers at risk; partying, bingeing and daily drinking all take a toll. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Dr. Robert Brewer, co-author of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2008  

    A coalition of college and university presidents recently urged lawmakers to discuss making age 18 the legal limit for drinking as a means to curb alcohol abuse among students. Two university officials take up the controversial initiative that has sparked a national debate. Continue reading

  • June 1, 1999   BY  

    Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is President and Chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) which he founded in 1992. He is the former secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Continue reading