Sobering Reality of Binge Drinking

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Sobering Reality of Binge Drinking


Byline: Ramsen Kasha Guest columnist

March Madness is wrapping up. That means we've seen plenty of great basketball games. But unfortunately, we've also seen alcohol-related advertising.

It's nice that the NCAA has taken some steps to limit the amount of alcohol advertising during its marquee tournament. But there are still some ads, and the larger question is whether it's appropriate to advertise alcohol on the public airwaves at all.

What's particularly unsettling is that alcohol ads have a huge impact on young people and often lead to underage drinking.

This is not just a theory. There's empirical evidence that links alcohol ads to binge drinking -- usually defined as five or more drinks in a row. A recent study in JAMA Pediatrics ("Cued Recall of Alcohol Advertising on Television and Underage Drinking Behavior") found underage participants were only slightly less likely than adults to see alcohol ads but nearly four times as likely to engage in binge or hazardous drinking after seeing the ads.

Alcohol advertising during sports events is by no means the only thing that encourages binge drinking, and the effects of alcohol are felt by almost every college student, regardless of whether they actually consume alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 1,825 college students ages 18-24 die annually from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including car accidents. Nearly 600,000 are injured while under the influence of alcohol, and some 25-percent of college students report academic problems related to their drinking.

Even high school students are not immune to problems associated with alcohol. The 2012 Illinois Youth Survey (the most recent to have a report associated with it) found binge drinking is on the rise among high school seniors throughout the state, with over 30 percent admitting they partook in binge drinking. …

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