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Blackouts among Female Drinkers Increasing

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Alcohol can be a very controversial topic as there are some who believe in complete abstinence to avoid associated problems and others who believe the individual should be able to make their own choice as to the level of consumption. For those who choose to consume to the point of blackout, there are additional risks involved.

A recent Top News UK piece featured a study published by the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council which found that the number of heavy drinking women who black out as a result of their consumption is growing.

The study shows that during 2009, more than 50 percent of alcohol consuming women reported a loss in consciousness after their drinking rage. These women were also more likely to lose their temper, wind up in a fight or land in the hospital.

Interestingly, the majority of these women were between the ages of 18 and 20 years old.
The report also noted that these women who were drinking more heavily were also more likely to use cannabis or marijuana when compared with moderate drinkers.

One shocking finding from this report that 50 percent of the girls allowed to enter drinking locations were between the age of 16 and 17 years. On the bright side, the report also revealed that the number of teens on drugs is declining, which demonstrates recovery among high school students.

It will be up to policy makers and law enforcement to ensure youth are denied entrance to drinking establishments and strip the license of any business breaking the law.