Monday, August 12, 2013

In Teen Girls, Alcohol Habits Tend to Differ By Race

Psych Central, August 11, 2013

"A new study reveals racial differences in the alcohol habits of high school females, with alcohol use more common among white girls than black girls.
And among those who do drink, black girls tend to consume more liquor, whereas white girls generally drink both beer and liquor.
'This study is timely because only by understanding racial differences in the type of alcohol consumed can researchers and community decision-makers better tailor policies and preventive interventions to reduce the negative consequences of excessive alcohol use,' said Mildred Maldonado Molina, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of health outcomes and policy at the University of Florida." Read More

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