Navigation Links
Problems with Drinking - College Drinking Games can be the Start of Lifelong Addiction Reveals Linwood Group
Date:11/19/2008

Research by Linwood Group into problems with drinking experienced by UK students shows that there is a link between student binge drinking games and lifelong alcohol addiction.

London (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 -- Linwood Group research reveals that for students playing drinking games the stakes may be higher than they think. The parents of a Warwick University student, who died in 2006 after drinking half a litre of vodka in 20 minutes for a bet, recently called for urgent action over the 'drinking game' culture in our universities. Back in February, Exeter University announced a ban on all student society initiation ceremonies after a first-year student drank himself to death at the start of the 2006/2007 academic year.

For many new students at UK colleges and universities, freshers' week is a time to have fun, make friends and, in many cases, to drink to excess. In fact, it's safe to say that binge drinking is viewed as 'the norm' at British universities and a large proportion of the undergraduate population appear to be willing participants in the drinking games that are organised as an introduction to college life.

The long-term risks are equally grave, says Sue Allchurch, research director. "What many students don't realise is that they may develop bad habits early on that will stay with them or the rest of their student days and into their subsequent careers. This kind of drinking pattern can quickly spiral out of control and lead to alcohol addiction," she warns.

Students should not be fooled into thinking that, as long as they're careful about drinking too much during the week, a 'session' on a Friday or Saturday night does not constitute a problem. In fact, she says, that kind of drinking can carry more risks, because binge drinkers drink more over a shorter period of time and inflict more long-term physical damage. "Alcoholism is a progressive illness - over time, the binges will become closer together. If you tell yourself that you are alright because your drinking only goes out of control every few weeks, you are already in denial," she warns. There are other danger signs, too. These include:

  • Blackouts - periods of time you cannot account for when drunk
  • Regularly missing lectures or other commitments due to a hangover or the need to drink instead
  • Daytime drinking in the week - worse still if you do this alone
  • Craving alcohol
  • Drinking in the morning to control a hang-over or the shakes
  • Injuring yourself repeatedly when drunk
  • Having attempted to cut back, finding it impossible
  • Making excuses (for example, I only drink lager, I know someone who drinks a lot more than me, all students drink a lot)
  • Getting annoyed or defensive if someone mentions the amount you drink
Student life has much more to offer than hangovers, muddled memories and entirely avoidable accidents and no-one should miss out the opportunities to grow and learn that are open to them during this important period of their lives. If you, or someone you care about, is struggling with student drinking, confidential help and advice is available from Linwood Group.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1628754.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cascading effect of even minor early problems may explain serious teen violence
2. Chemical in Plastics May Cause Fertility Problems
3. Foot Problems Common Among People With Diabetes
4. General anesthesia for hernia surgery in children and risk of later developmental problems
5. Almost Half of Women Have Sexual Problems
6. While prevalent, sexual problems in women not always associated with distress
7. Other Health Problems Can Delay MS Diagnosis
8. Children at Risk for Undetected Vision Problems
9. New topical approach to treating nail fungus circumvents problems with current therapy
10. Whole brain radiation increases risk of learning and memory problems in cancer patients
11. Older Vietnamese report more mental health problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate ... people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit ... from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a segment ... of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS Member ... with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest ... its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. ... Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised to ... the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users ... and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner ... 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces their ... South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed for ... specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, the ... by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health Care. ... award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, "It,s ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, ... assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the ... on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. ... has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to ... Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: