New test can predict teen binge drinking

A lot of factors go into determining why a teen would binge drink: genetics, peer pressure, personality, accessibility, home life, cognitive abilities, etc.That's why I was so interested in reading this article. After all, how could scientists create one particular test to predict binge drinking?Turns out, they can do it by looking at the physical structure of a teen's brain (age 14) and combining it with a wide range of data on things like personality, life history, genetics, IQ, demographics and life events.Here's what they found:...more

A letter to a teenage girl

A letter to a teenage girlSeptember 25, 2013by Veronica Valli...more


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Drunk girl-child

The nineteen year-old lying in her own vomit outside a bar with her group of friends shrieks in mirth as she staggers to get up, inadvertently exposing her G-string to the passing crowd of boys, who all make crude and disdainful remarks about her....more

Why Serena Williams was wrong.

Serena Williams caused outrage yesterday when she described the victim in the Steubenville rape case as ‘lucky,’ then went on to say ‘she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.’Her comments have caused controversy because they imply that the victim was at fault for causing her rape....more

Parents, Where Are You?

I question even posting this. I am not sure how my stance will be received. But it is the question that has burned my mind while I listen to the radio and read the newspapers. And it sure has made me think about how I will parent my kids as they grow into teenagers....more

The Clueless Binge Drinking Brigade

Binge Drinking, let's discuss shall we? What is Binge Drinking? Wikipedia Definition: Binge drinking is the modern epithet for drinking alcoholic beverages with the primary intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time. In our 20's there's a group of us ladies out there who found it acceptable to partake in this event on average 2 times a week, let's call them The Clueless Binge Drinking Brigade....more

Four Loko - Time for Standard Drink Labels?

Lisa Frederiksen...more

Overcoming binging.

Binging is a disorder that is usually a result of first denying yourself and then going on a spree of eating or drinking. Binging realtes mostly to either binge eating or binge drinking and is a fairly common disorder that is well known to most dieters. ...more

Fear and Self-Loathing

Hi. My name is Rebekah and I’m an alco- well, I might be an – okay, the Alcoholics Anonymous website quiz indicates that I have a drinking problem. That is to say, I have no problem drinking. A lot. ...more

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