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Anna van Wersch on the positive side of binge drinking

The Guardian carries a short opinion piece from Anna van Wersch, professor of psychology at Teeside University.  Her research is with slightly older young people that we usually cover, but I think is still instructive:

I carried out detailed interviews with 20 females and 12 males aged between 22 and 58. The sample included English and non-English – two Greeks and one from Northern Ireland – for contrast.

All were alcohol drinkers and we found that they only highlighted positive aspects of binge drinking unless prompted by us to consider its negative effects.

Now read on.


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