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A developmental perspective on underage alcohol use.

Masten AS, Faden VB, Zucker RA, Spear LP - Alcohol Res Health (2009)

Bottom Line: Moreover, many of the effects that alcohol use has on the drinker, in both the short and long term, depend on the developmental timing of alcohol use or exposure.Finally, many developmental connections have been observed in the risk and protective factors that predict the likelihood of problem alcohol use in young people.Therefore, efforts to understand and address underage drinking would benefit from a developmental perspective, and the general principles of developmental psychopathology offer a useful conceptual framework for research and prevention concerned with underage drinking.

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Affiliation: Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ABSTRACT
Underage alcohol use can be viewed as a developmental phenomenon because many kinds of developmental changes and expectations appear to influence this behavior and also because it has consequences for development. Data on alcohol use, abuse, and dependence show clear age-related patterns. Moreover, many of the effects that alcohol use has on the drinker, in both the short and long term, depend on the developmental timing of alcohol use or exposure. Finally, many developmental connections have been observed in the risk and protective factors that predict the likelihood of problem alcohol use in young people. Therefore, efforts to understand and address underage drinking would benefit from a developmental perspective, and the general principles of developmental psychopathology offer a useful conceptual framework for research and prevention concerned with underage drinking.

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Number of days in the past 30 days on which drinkers consumed five or more drinks, by age and gender.SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.
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f3-arh-32-1-3: Number of days in the past 30 days on which drinkers consumed five or more drinks, by age and gender.SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.

Mentions: The number of drinking days in the past 30 days on which youth engaged in binge-drinking behavior shows another age-related pattern. Binge drinking increases sharply during adolescence. As indicated in figure 3, the number of binge-drinking days in the past 30 days increased continuously for males from age 14 to age 20; for females, the number of binge-drinking days also rose during that time, although less dramatically. During the third decade of life and thereafter, the number of binge-drinking days in the past 30 days declined for both sexes.


A developmental perspective on underage alcohol use.

Masten AS, Faden VB, Zucker RA, Spear LP - Alcohol Res Health (2009)

Number of days in the past 30 days on which drinkers consumed five or more drinks, by age and gender.SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.
© Copyright Policy - public-domain
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f3-arh-32-1-3: Number of days in the past 30 days on which drinkers consumed five or more drinks, by age and gender.SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.
Mentions: The number of drinking days in the past 30 days on which youth engaged in binge-drinking behavior shows another age-related pattern. Binge drinking increases sharply during adolescence. As indicated in figure 3, the number of binge-drinking days in the past 30 days increased continuously for males from age 14 to age 20; for females, the number of binge-drinking days also rose during that time, although less dramatically. During the third decade of life and thereafter, the number of binge-drinking days in the past 30 days declined for both sexes.

Bottom Line: Moreover, many of the effects that alcohol use has on the drinker, in both the short and long term, depend on the developmental timing of alcohol use or exposure.Finally, many developmental connections have been observed in the risk and protective factors that predict the likelihood of problem alcohol use in young people.Therefore, efforts to understand and address underage drinking would benefit from a developmental perspective, and the general principles of developmental psychopathology offer a useful conceptual framework for research and prevention concerned with underage drinking.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ABSTRACT
Underage alcohol use can be viewed as a developmental phenomenon because many kinds of developmental changes and expectations appear to influence this behavior and also because it has consequences for development. Data on alcohol use, abuse, and dependence show clear age-related patterns. Moreover, many of the effects that alcohol use has on the drinker, in both the short and long term, depend on the developmental timing of alcohol use or exposure. Finally, many developmental connections have been observed in the risk and protective factors that predict the likelihood of problem alcohol use in young people. Therefore, efforts to understand and address underage drinking would benefit from a developmental perspective, and the general principles of developmental psychopathology offer a useful conceptual framework for research and prevention concerned with underage drinking.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus