Binge drinking in Nebraska


February 18th, 2011

“You’d just be amazed at what crosses my desk on Monday morning after a weekend of binge drinking in Lincoln, Nebraska” — Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady

The NET News production “Binge” looks at young adults drinking too much, too fast. Hear from law enforcement, university officials and bar owners trying to change lives before it’s too late.

NET News takes a look at binge drinking among young people and college students in a television documentary that airs Friday night. It follows a three-part radio series: Binge.

Part One

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Lincoln, NE – Binge drinking is defined as five or more alcoholic drinks in about two hours for males and about four drinks for females. That behavior is a concern because a 2009 National Institutes of Health study concludes there is a direct connection between alcohol consumption and alcohol-related injury risk. In the first of a series of radio reports, NET News’ Perry Stoner explains how some colleges and universities are dealing with the issue.

Part Two

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Lincoln, NE – Fights, rape and traffic accidents: These are just a few of the potential consequences of binge drinking. In the second of a series of radio reports, NET News’ Perry Stoner explains law enforcement and those who serve alcohol are working on the issue in Lincoln.

Part Three

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Lincoln, NE – Much of the attention given to binge drinking focuses on college campuses. That’s not the only problem. In an NET News documentary called “Binge” airing Friday night, we learn the problems and solutions are also being discussed in small towns across the state.

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