– The more impulsive a student is, the more prone he or she is to having an alcohol use disorder and the more likely he or she is to come from a family with a history of alcoholism.
– Binge drinking is associated with greater impulsivity and poor attention, learning and memory functions. Students who are impulsive typically are thrill seekers, value immediate rewards over future risks, and are insensitive to the consequences of their actions.
– Female students are more likely to binge drink than male students, but this may be the result of how binge drinking is defined in men and women. For women, binge drinking is defined as having four or more drinks at one sitting, and for men it means five or more drinks at one sitting.
– Binge drinking is especially detrimental to cognitive functions and spatial learning.