FC: Credit:© Image Source/Corbis | Woman binge drinking wine
1: Photographer:Pascal Deloche / GODONG Location:St.-Gervais-les-Bains, France Credit:© Pascal Deloche / GODONG/Godong/Corbis | Date Photographed:August 10, 2008 | Binge Drinking: periodic episodes of excessive alcohol consumption
2: Photographer:13 Credit:© Ocean/Corbis License Type:Royalty-Free (RF)
3: Photographer:Jocelyn Bain Hogg/VII Location:Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, UK Credit:© Jocelyn Bain Hogg/VII /Corbis | Date Photographed:July 25, 2008
5: People toast with beer mugs at Munich's Oktoberfest in this October 3, 2006 file photo. Beer-loving Germany warned June 12, 2007, that binge-drinking among teenagers was rising sharply, adding fuel to a national debate over whether the country should tighten its alcohol consumption laws. | Date Photographed:June 12, 2007 | Photographer:MICHAELA REHLE Location:Munich, Germany Credit:© MICHAELA REHLE/Reuters/Corbis | Summary by Michaela Rehle
6: Photographer:Brian Prahl Location:New Jersey, USA Credit:© Brian Prahl/Splash News/Corbis | Reality Shows like Jersey Shore glamorize heavy drinking and partying. Many of the cast members have had their share of legal troubles thanks to excessive drinking. Including the arrest of Nicole Polizzi in 2010.
7: EXCLUSIVE: The cast of Jersey Shore party all day and all night | Date Photographed:July 28, 2010
8: Date Photographed:March 23, 2012 | Photographer:ANDY RAIN Location:London, England, UK Credit:© ANDY RAIN/epa/Corbis License Type:Rights Managed (RM) | The UK government to propose minimum price per unit of alcohol across England and Wales.
9: Cheap beer on sale at a supermarket in London, Britain, 23 March 2012. The British government vowed 22 March to 'turn the tide' against excessive drinking by proposing to make alcohol more expensive. Under its so-called alcohol strategy, the government aims to introduce a minimum price of 40 pence (63 US cents) per unit of alcohol purchased in shops and supermarkets. The plan, which is to be put to a three-month consultation, would mean that the price for a can of cheap lager could rise from 75 pence to 1.20 pounds, and that for cider could double to 1.60 pounds. The minimum price per unit would act as a floor, meaning that retailers, especially supermarkets, would not be able to sell alcohol below that price. The government believes that heavily discounted drinks, including spirits, by supermarkets are key factors encouraging a 'binge drinking culture' which leads to 1.2 million hospital admissions and 1 million alcohol-related crimes a year. (Summary by Andy Rain)
10: Alcohol is an every day problem on college campuses. According to a Harvard University study, 84% of all students drank during the college year. And nearly half of all students were binge drinkers. Students who drank to get drunk, not just to be social. There are additional Secondhand effects on binge drinking, for example students are twice as likely to experience being assaulted, or having their property vandalized,than students on low-binge campuses. A 1994 report on binge drinking found 42% of all college students said they binge drink, including 35% of women students which is three times higher than in 1977. (1)
11: Photographer:Andrew Lichtenstein Location:Albany, New York State, USA Credit:© Andrew Lichtenstein/Sygma/Corbis Date Photographed:March 01, 1995 | College Students Binge Drinking at Party
13: United Kingdom - Binge Drinking | Date Photographed:July 25, 2008 | Photographer:Jocelyn Bain Hogg/VII Location:Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, UK Credit:© Jocelyn Bain Hogg/VII /Corbis License Type:Rights Managed (RM)
14: Photographer:JEFF J MITCHELL Location:Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK Credit:© JEFF J MITCHELL/Reuters/Corbis | Date Photographed:November 23, 2005
15: College-age women often participate in binge drinking. Alcohol poisoning and death may result, particularly in women, who can tolerate less alcohol than men due to differences in physiology (2) | United Kingdom - Lifestyle - Alcohol
16: * According to Henry Wechsler, Binge Drinking is defined as five or more drinks in a row one or more times during a 2 week period and four or more drinks in a row for women in a 2 week period. * Binge drinking occurs mostly between the ages of of 21-25 according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. * The United Kingdom has a higher rate of young adults between the ages of 15 and 16 that drink to experience intoxication. * 50% of 8th graders in United States report to having had at least one drink, %20 report they have been drunk. (3)
17: College Students Binge Drinking | Credit:© Image Source/Corbis
18: Teenagers drink during a macrobotellon (drinking session) in Sevilla, southern Spain March 17, 2006. Hordes of teenagers and students plan to swarm onto Spanish streets at the weekend for a mass drinking session, flying in the face of legislation introduced to stop the mass binges known as "botellones". Youths have rallied revellers by email and SMS messages for "macrobotellones" in 20 cities around Spain, while authorities have pleaded with parents to keep their children under control and pointed out the danger of under-age drinking. | Date Photographed:March 20, 2006 | Photographer:STRINGER/SPAIN Location:Sevilla, Spain Credit:© STRINGER/SPAIN/Reuters/Corbis
19: Teenagers drink during a macrobotellon (drinking session) in Granada, southern Spain
20: References 1. Binge drinking: The right to party? (1998). Films On Demand. Retrieved November 1, 2013, from http://digital.films.com.vortex3.uco.edu:2050/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8111&xtid=9241 2. Women and alcohol. (2006). Films On Demand. Retrieved November 3, 2013, from http://digital.films.com.vortex3.uco.edu:2050/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8111&xtid=36237 3. Leon-Guerrero, Anna. "Chapter 12 Alcohol and Drug Abuse." Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge, 2005. N. pag. Print.
21: Created By Holly Hess