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Yuen, Wing See (2020) Patterns of alcohol use in adolescents: early predictors and adulthood outcomes. NDARC Blog .

URL: https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/blog/patterns-alcoho...

Alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for death and disability in young people . Although people usually first start drinking alcohol at around 15-16 years of age, this can vary, and adolescents often follow different patterns or “trajectories” of drinking. The age at which an adolescent first consumes alcohol and how quickly they escalate their alcohol use may be important predictors of alcohol-related problems in early adulthood.....


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