Binge Drinking Due To 'Copying' Behavior

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 11:21 in Psychology & Sociology

The rise in binge drinking in the young is a "fashion phenomenon" where drinkers are copying their associates' behavior, new research carried out in the UK has shown. Researchers say the findings have major implications for Government policy makers charged with tackling the problem, which has longer-term and costly health implications.

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