Binge Drinking

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ABDO Publishing Company, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
This title examines one of the worldÍs critical issues, binge drinking. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. What is binge drinking, binge drinking versus alcoholism, and the affects of binge drinking such as liver damage, decreased motor function, brain damage, weight gain, heart disease, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, and alcohol poisoning are discussed in detail. Organizations that work to influence alcohol consumption such as the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), The Substance and Mental Health Services Administration, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are introduced. Efforts to curb binge drinking by limiting sales, enacting legislation, raising the drinking age, increasing prices, and reducing availability are discussed. Community programs such as the Massachusetts Saving Lives Program, Project Northland, A Matter of Degree, and Communities That Care are covered. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of binge drinking. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

A Life Lost
6
The History of Binge Drinking
16
Is Binge Drinking on the Rise?
26
What Happens When People Binge Drink
34
How Binge Drinking Affects Lives
42
Binge Drinking and Young People
52
Why Young People Drink
60
Laws to Stop Binge Drinking
70
Timeline
96
Essential Facts
100
Glossary
102
Additional Resources
104
Source Notes
106
Index
109
About the Author
112
Copyright

Other Efforts to Prevent Binge Drinking
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