Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Early Drinking Behavior has Lifelong Effect

Yale Daily News, October 7, 2014

"The longer the amount of time between the first time someone drinks and gets drunk, the lower the likelihood of becoming alcohol-dependent, a new Yale study, “First Drink to First Drunk,” has found.

The age at which an individual first drinks alcohol, also known as the age of onset (AO), is one of the most researched risk factors for heavy drinking later in life. But researchers have spent less time examining the relationship between AO and the age of first intoxication (AI) — the first time someone gets drunk." Read more

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