A recent study from the University of Washington that found a significant increase in heavy drinking and binge drinking rates in particular areas of the US created quite a buzz in the press. One of the areas that saw such a rise was in our very own backyard – Santa Clara County – where binge drinking rates increased as much as 36 percent among women. Wanting to know the reasons for such an increase, the media asked ARG scientists to provide their rationale and response to the study findings.
Read, hear and view their responses below and download the study from the American Journal of Public Health.
- USA Today: William Kerr provides commentary on specific areas with higher drinking rates.
- Kaiser Health News: Tom Greenfield responds to why women in particular are drinking more.
- San Jose Mercury News: ARG provides insight into why rates have increased in Silicon Valley.
- Huffington Post: Further rationale for women’s increased drinking rates are quoted.
- NBC Bay Area: Tom Greenfield interviewed by local NBC news.
- KGO 810: William Kerr interviewed by a San Francisco radio station that also wants to know why women are drinking more.