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'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users

'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users

They call it "pre-drinking," "pre-partying" or "pre-funking," and it usually involves chugging  cheap alcoholic drinks before heading out to a bar, club or sporting event. While addiction experts estimate that 65% to 75% of college-age youths engage in such boozy behavior, a Swiss study concludes that such "pre-loaded" evenings are far more likely to end in blackouts, unprotected sex, unplanned drug use or injury."Pre-drinking is a pernicious drinking pattern," said coauthor Florian Labhart, a  researcher at Addiction Info Switzerland, in Lausanne. "Excessive consumption and adverse consequences are not simply related to the...

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