a group drinks together on st patrick's day

How Dangerous Is Social Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day?

Certain holidays seem to be built around the idea of going out and having a few drinks in celebration. St. Patrick’s Day is perhaps the most well-known of these holidays. Every year, people worldwide celebrate the life of Ireland’s patron saint with all things green, including beer and cocktails. Many people associate alcohol abuse with…

Alcohol Cancer

Experts Urge That Alcoholic Beverages Should Come With Cancer Warning Labels

A recent New York Times (NYT) article is called, “Should Your Cocktail Come With a Cancer Warning?”[1] In October, the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Public Health Association, and other groups advocated for just that.[2] The groups say there is strong evidence that alcohol can cause…

men binge drink during march madness

Dangers of Binge Drinking During March Madness

Basketball fans worldwide look forward to March Madness, which is the single-elimination college basketball tournament every year. College basketball is a billion-dollar industry in the country, and the big March tournament is a moneymaker for both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and schools that participate. But more than that, it’s a lot of fun…