The Atlantic Tackles Binge Drinking

A few weeks ago, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a surprisingly brief report on American binge drinking.  Using their definition of binge drinking – consuming four (for women) or five (for men) or more drinks within a short period of time – they laid out the information using mostly bullet points, charts, and graphics.

The Atlantic’s collective response, on the other hand, was nothing short of massive.  In fact, it was so overwhelming that as I tried to summarize and synthesize the various articles, my post became unwieldy, long winded, and disjointed.
So here, in all its minimized glory are the articles from The Atlantic and its various sister, cousin, and step-child sites analyzing and commenting on the CDC report.  Consider it a short follow-up to last month’s edition of Booze News.
The Atlantic Cities, The Geography of American Binge Drinking, by Richard Florida

The Atlantic, Confessions of a Binge Drinker, by Derek Brown

The Atlantic Cities, Colder States = More Binge Drinking, by Richard Florida

The Atlantic Wire, Today in Research: A Definitive Answer on Drinking and Health, by Rebecca Greenfield

Published in: on February 14, 2012 at 12:12 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Very interesting! It’s a shame there is even such a thing as “binge” drinking … don’t people know they can have it as often as they’d like (within reason, obviously)? There’s no need to load up with a ton of extra drinks on certain nights… take a cue from the French & Italians! Enjoy not guzzle. My thoughts, at least.

  2. Did you color DC in to make it look worse than it is?

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