Last week, we discussed the SAMHSA study on baby boomers’ drug use. Now comes the news that binge drinking is also particularly prevalent in baby boomers.
In a recent LA Times blog post, it was reported that hard drinking is no longer a game for the young, as shown in a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. They have found that approximately 25% of US men and nearly 10% of US women aged 50-64 years old participated in “binge drinking”.
‘Binge drinking’ was defined as imbibing at least 4 to 5 servings of alcohol in a two-hour sitting in the last 30 days.
This segment of binge drinkers was also found to be more likely to use tobacco and illicit drugs.… Read the rest »