Saturday, January 24, 2009

And The Downside Is...?

One of the local free newspapers, BKLYNHEIGHTS Courier, had an article on binge drinking. Seems our little neighborhood has a high incidence of it, with 20% of the adults living here admitting to engaging in this behavior. The average for all of Brooklyn is only 12%.

Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks on one occasion. Kind of like your average night out at the pub, if you ask me.

The article warned that "There could be serious consequences for people who consume several alcoholic drinks in one night." And what "serious consequence" did they specifically hone in on?

"Binge drinkers are three times more likely than non-drinkers to report having multiple sex partners."

Well gee, I guess that is going to make a lot of people, particularly all of the college and law-school students around here, think twice before dumping down another beer.