HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Hazardous alcohol use by young adults goes far beyond college campuses

Despite recent media attention given to drinking among the college crowd, at-risk alcohol use is neither unique to, nor necessarily the highest among, individuals who complete college, according to a new study. Results are published in the December issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

"Alcohol use can begin as early as childhood, but typically begins during the teen years, and increases steadily from adolescence into young adulthood, where it reaches its highest lifetime level," said C. Raymond Bingham, a research associate professor in the division of social and behavioral analysis, Transportation Research Institute, and in the department of psychiatry, School of Medicine, at the University of Michigan.

"Although college is typically known for frequent partying and alcohol consumption, individuals who do not attend college also on average experience their highest lifetime levels of alcohol consumption when they are young adults," said Bingham, also the first author of the study. "Contributing factors likely include increased numbers of peers who have legal access to alcohol, reaching age 21 and being able to legally purchase alcohol for one's self, increased autonomy and individuation from parents, a process of exploration and experimentation that is typical of late adolescent and early young adult psychosocial development, and the lack of adult roles and responsibilities such as marriage and parenting that might moderate alcohol use."

It would be incorrect, therefore, to assume that non-college-attending young adults are at a lower alcohol-related risk than college undergraduates, he added.

To further explore patterns of alcohol use during early adulthood, Bingham and his colleagues accessed data gathered in a larger prevention study in which participants (n=1,987) were originally recruited in the fifth or sixth grade. Participants were asked about their alcohol use by survey in the 12th grade and ag
'"/>


14-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Hazardous drinking and drug use have serious health implications
2. Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling
3. Smoking may interfere with alcoholics neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
4. Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
5. Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth
6. Access to alcohol among middle school children
7. Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
8. The appetite-regulating peptide leptin influences alcohol craving for some alcoholics
9. Tobacco and alcohol use independently increase risk of head and neck cancer
10. RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking
11. Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol shrinks your brain

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Hazardous alcohol use young adults goes far beyond college campuses

(Date:4/24/2015)... AK (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 As ... (#MOTMC2015) and the unique sacrifices of these young men ... for Service members, Veterans and their Families” presents a ... training is designed to gain a better understanding of ... health and wellness. For those – civilian and military ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... continue to move forward in the federal ... of South Carolina. According to court documents, the ... Status Report on April 16th detailing, among other ... The report notes that counsel for both plaintiffs ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released a new blog post ... for senior citizens . , Senior citizens may ... mean that they cannot find affordable coverage. By comparing ... the right coverage for their cars at the best ... http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ provides free leads from various agencies that ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... Albert Yuzpe, Olive Fertility co-founder and co-director, has been ... Fertility Preservation at the Evening of Hope Gala. ... to recognize Dr. Albert Yuzpe, who has been at ... past 43 years,” says Jessica Séguin, Executive Director of ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... ON (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... safe, informed and legal access to medical cannabis, is ... are properly supported when advising patients. , NAC is ... Certificate Program. With a $250,000 grant, NAC will be ... program. , "Our goal is to help Canadians gain ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Coalition Presents Resiliency Training to Raise Awareness during Month of the Military Child (#MOTMC2015) 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 3Health News:Low Cost Auto Insurance Quotes for Senior Citizens 2Health News:Olive Fertility Centre Co-founder, Dr Al Yuzpe, Recognized as a Pioneer in Fertility Preservation 2Health News:National Access Cannabis Gives 300 Canadian Healthcare Professionals Access to Medical Cannabis Certificate Program 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Elekta has CE marked the latest ... system , enabling European clinics to deliver a sophisticated ... including advanced 3D planning, IMRT, VMAT and stereotactic planning ... Monaco ® v5.10 provides ... efficiency. Advancements in 3D planning as well as the ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced results ... the quarter was $422.5 million, a 6 percent increase ... 13 percent increase on a constant currency basis).  Net ... compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  Diluted ... increase of 2 percent compared to the quarter ended ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... FRANCISCO , April 23, 2015 Nektar Therapeutics ... the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Thursday, April ... Howard Robin , president and chief executive officer, will host ... p.m. Eastern Time (ET)/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). ... the conference call can be accessed through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Elekta CE marks for Monaco v5.10 treatment planning system 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 12ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 13Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the First Quarter 2015 on Thursday, April 30, 2015, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets 2
Cached News: