Wednesday, October 6, 2010

CDC: Binge drinking big problem among high school students

Atlanta Journal Constitution (Atlanta, GA) October 6, 2010

"One in four high school students binge drink, according to a new CDC study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited a behavior risk survey of 16,000 U.S. students ages 14-18. Binge drinking was defined as having five or more drinks in the span of a few hours. 'Binge drinking increases many health risks, including fatal car crashes, contracting a sexually transmitted disease, dating violence and drug overdoses,' CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said. " Read more.

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