Binge Drinking Among Women and Girls

Binge Drinking


The CDC earlier this year underscored a serious “under-recognized problem” among women and girls.  Although binge drinking is a dangerous behavior, it does not seem to be consistently recognized as a health problem.  Binge drinking increases the risk of breast cancer, heart disease and sexually transmitted diseases as well as a number of other illnesses that can develop over time as a result of alcohol use.

It is estimated that 20% of high school girls binge drink which should be ...

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