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Youth Who Have Their First Drink During Puberty Have Higher Levels of Later Drinking

(5/20/2013)

Youth Who Have Their First Drink During Puberty Have Higher Levels of Later Drinking
ScienceDaily
May 18, 2013

Research shows that the earlier the age at which youth take their first alcoholic drink, the greater the risk of developing alcohol problems. Thus, age at first drink (AFD) is generally considered a powerful predictor of progression to alcohol-related harm. A new study shows that individuals who have their first drink during puberty subsequently have higher drinking levels than do individuals with a post-pubertal drinking onset.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130518153740.htm

 


Keywords: youth, drinking, puberty, risk, alcohol



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