News on Addiction
These days the youth is more addicted to getting into new habits and newer ways of exploring oneself. Alcohol, smoking, and drugs are the main reasons why a person would get addicted. Binge drinking is one such habit that is catching on to the youth these days and there is new study which says that the alcohol problem would continue to get worse till the availability of alcohol is easy. One has to understand that the more you make a rule, the more one is likely to break it. So until there are strict rules for alcohol, the practice of binge drinking is not going to stop.
There is a Bakhtinian analysis, which says that there is a deep contradiction between the youth who have lived on alcohol always and the policies of the government regarding this. The government has discourses and appeals to the public to be morally responsible towards a good cause.
There are many themes that have come out from the focus group and the interviews with some of the adults of mixed class, ethnicity, and gender. These youth were between the age groups of 18 to 25. They were from different geographical locations in the UK and this was in the years 2006 to 2007. It was seen that in such instances the individuals used to pour out their problems without any kind of prompting. They had long stories and lengthy descriptions of what they went through and how drinking completely affected their life.
The stories also discussed about how there were dangerous events and also reckless and careless situations. They also spoke of how irresponsible and reckless these youth were. There was a good audience while the group discussed the stories with a lot of interest and participation. The study had a lot of Bakhtin’s carnival humour, which is what makes these events an unofficial interaction. They were a temporary reversal of norms in the society.
The study also suggested that there should be good insights into binge drinking and these should be a major part of the policy engagement and the issue. Thus, the British drinking culture should change and one should interact with the culture so that a policy could be generated which links with the kind of role that alcohol plays in the experience of the consumers.
Binge drinking is a very common addiction among the military personnel and it is said that it is strongly linked with the social and health problems that they face. The binge drinking is also due to tensions regarding job performance. This is according to a news study that is released by the University of Minnesota.
The study took into account all the active military personnel who took part in this addiction. Department of Defense Survey of Health related behaviors among the military personnel. Binge drinking is normally a habit where one has four or five drinks if it is a woman and five or more drinks if it is a man.
The research said that the problems related to alcohol were normally seen in more than half the military personnel. It is also seen that binge drinkers normally show a bad job performance. Huge binge drinking habits were seen in the military personnel in the past 20 years and the study gives more proof that binge drinking is a major public health problem in the United States. The military may be able to help to reduce the problem by ensuring that such instances do not occur.
Binge drinking is a kind of addiction that has to be dealt with and it is very important to look into the habit.