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Addiction experts seek to understand why people engage in ‘extreme’ drinking – News-Medical.Net

It’s a health crisis often hidden in plain sight. While binge drinking behaviors — drinking alcohol to a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% or higher –…

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It’s a health crisis often hidden in plain sight.
While binge drinking behaviors — drinking alcohol to a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% or higher — have been studied before, relatively little research has focused on people’s behaviors and the consequences surrounding “extreme” drinking, or drinking alcohol to a blood alcohol concentration level of more than 0.16%. Now, using a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, addiction experts at the University…

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