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Authors: Cecile A. Marczinski (Dept. of Psychology, Northern Kentucky Univ., Highland Heights, KY) Estee C. Grant (Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Canada) Vincent J. Grant (Alberta Children' s Hospital, Calgary, Canada 
Book Description:
Binge Drinking has been argued to be the number one public health hazard and the primary source of preventable morbidity and mortality for the the more than 6 million college students in the United States. Binge drinking often begins in adolescence and continues into young adulthood. Recent estimates indicate that 1 in 5 adolescents and 1 in 2 college students binge drink. Binge drinking has resulted in numerous alcohol-related tragedies, including acute alcohol poisonings, falls, and automobile collisions, and is often associated with other high-risk behaviors. This comprehensive resource contains all of the newest information that is now known about binge drinking and how this type of alcohol consumption (drinking to get drunk) differs from social drinking and chronic drinking and alcoholism. All of the recent research on this topic are included, such as the results from recent animal studies that indicate that binge drinking may be more damaging to an adolescent brain compared to an adult brain and how changes in trends in alcohol consumption (such as mixing energy drinks with alcohol) maybe be exacerbating this behavior. finally, recent successful intervention techniques both on the individual level (eg. motivational interviewing in the emergency room) to the institutional level (e.g., programs to reduce binge drinking on college campuses) are described. This book is an excellent resource for any professional who comes in contact with the problems associated with this type of alcohol consumption.

Table of Contents:
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Chapter 1. Introduction, pp.1-6

Chapter 2. Differentiating Binge Drinking from Social Drinking and Chronic Drinking/Alcoholism, pp.7-16

Chapter 3. Binge Drinking Demographics, pp.17-24

Chapter 4. Definition of a Binge, pp.25-34

Chapter 5. Social and Environmental Factors and Binge Drinking, pp.35-44

Chapter 6. Neurocognitive and Health Effects of Binge Drinking in Adolescents and College Students, pp.45-52

Chapter 7. Animal Models of Adolescent and Adult Binge Alcohol Use, pp.53-60

Chapter 8. Binge Drinking, Impaired Driving and Other Health Risk Behaviors, pp.61-66

Chapter 9. Binge Drinking and Emergency Department Visits, pp.67-76

Chapter 10. Screening and Brief Interventions in the Emergency Department, pp.77-84

Chapter 11. Behavioral Control Models and Alcohol: Why Loss of Control Over Drinking Might Stem from Neurocognitive Changes When Drinking, pp.85-96

Chapter 12. Binge Drinkers and Their Particular Vulnerability to the Acute Effects of Alcohol, pp.97-108

Chapter 13. Binge Drinking and Alcohol Tolerance, pp.109-118

Chapter 14. Before the First Drink: At Risk Individuals for the Binge Consumption of Alcohol, pp.119-128

Chapter 15. Alcohol Expectancies and Binge Alcohol Use, pp.129-136

Chapter 16. Trendy Cocktails: Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol, pp.137-144

Chapter 17. Prevention and Intervention Strategies, pp.145-152

Chapter 18. Binge Drinking in Young People: Where Do We Go From Here?, pp.153-156

Acknowledgments
References

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 210pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-037-4
   Status: AV
  
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