September 25, 2013

Except for Extreme Bingers

1 Fewer High School Seniors Binge Drinking

The percentage of high school seniors who are binge drinkers continues a downward slide that began after it peaked at around 40 percent in the early 1980s, but the rate of extreme binge drinking refuses to ebb, according to a new University of Michigan study of over 16,000 high school seniors. The rate of binge drinkers (five or more alcoholic drinks in succession) fell from 22 percent in 2005 to 18.1 percent in 2011, but the rates for those drinking ten or more drinks in a row remained unchanged at about 10 percent, while a steady 5.6 percent consumed 15 or more drinks at one session. Other findings: boys binge drink more than girls, by 24.7 to 15 percent, whites binge more than blacks, by 23.8 to 7.6 percent, and rural kids are more likely than others to be extreme bingers.

More at Wltx.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: CDC Figures on Binge Drinking in US

Tags: High School Students and Alcohol, High School Drinking, Teenage Binge Drinking, Binge Drinking Statistics, Teenagers and Alcohol

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Schumer Is Not Ecstatic

2 Synthetic Drug Molly under Attack by Senator

NY Senator Charles Schumer proposed a plan to curtail the use of the party drug “molly,” a form of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. The drug is frequently counterfeit and is easily manufactured. It’s made with dangerous hallucinogenic chemicals that are not currently banned by federal law. "This summer there has been a rash of overdoses of the drug, which is commonly taken at music festivals - three of which, in New York City, were fatal," wrote Schumer in a news release. Schumer’s plan calls on several anti-drug organizations to focus on molly labs. He also plans to push for legislation that would allow the government to ban the chemicals that go into the drug’s manufacture. The Global Drug Surveys' independent drug-use study showed 60.9% of Americans who responded had tried molly in 2013.

More at Www.syracuse.com/news | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Ecstasy for Treating PTSD

Tags: Ecstasy, Hallucinogen, MDMA, Senator Charles Schumer, Molly, Party Drug, The Global Drug Survey

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