Experts: Binge drinking part of American culture

<p>Author Gabrielle Glaser says binge drinking activity dates back to the 1920s.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 5, 2018, 1:16 AM

Updated 2,115 days ago


Last week's Senate confirmation hearing featured talk about alcohol consumption and is raising questions about binge drinking culture in America.
Binge drinking on college campuses across the country has become a problem, according to experts.
"What you'll find more frequently is just students-young adults in general engaging in drinking as pretty much a normative part of their social life," says Brielle Stark-Adler, director of the counseling center at Iona College.
According to Gabrielle Glaser, author of "Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink and How They Can Regain Control," says the behavior dates back to the prohibition when people would sneak underground to drink. She says that pattern has carried through the turn of the century.
"It also was a form of drinking that proliferated in the Ivy League and at country clubs and in the circles that Brett Kavanaugh eventually stepped into," says Glaser.
Glaser says alcohol overuse is responsible for 88,000 deaths a year. 

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