Tagged: Binge drinking

Choice of baseline matters - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 17, 2018

Looks like folks are back to arguing about whether there’s a J-curve in alcohol consumption. The J-curve plots out the relationship between all-cause mortality and drinking. Non-drinkers are at the left-hand upwards tip of the J, light-to-moderate drinkers are in the dip, then heavy drinkers are in the upwards tilt at the right hand side. And the ballpark numbers I … Read More

Yes, alcohol awareness campaigns like Dry July can work, but not for everyone - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 03, 2017

Julie Robert, Senior lecturer, School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney Giving up alcohol for a month might help you feel better in the short term, but no-one knows if taking part in these campaigns promotes long-term healthy drinking habits. July on the doorstep means many people will be taking their last drinks until August. Australia’s … Read More

Alcohol: Effects on Teenage Brains and Correlations Between Availability and Violence - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jun 04, 2010

I’ve written previously about the effects of alcohol on decision making. Today I’ll be looking at two further aspects of alcohol consumption and how it affects society. First up is a study that examines the cognitive effects of moderate to heavy drinking during adolescence, with different effects on males versus females. Secondly I’d like to [...] … Read More