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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 drinking days per month and usual number of drinks per occasion for youth (ages 12 to 20), young adults (ages 21 to 25), and adults (ages 26 and older).SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.
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f4-arh-32-1-3: Number of drinking days per month and usual number of drinks per occasion for youth (ages 12 to 20), young adults (ages 21 to 25), and adults (ages 26 and older).SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.

Mentions: The NSDUH data also indicate that adolescents drink less often than adults but drink more than adults per drinking occasion (see figure 4). When young people drink, they consume on average about five drinks, which constitutes binge drinking (typically defined as consuming five or more drinks per occasion for men and four or more per occasion for women). Certain youth-oriented settings that attract adolescents, such as teen parties, college, and military service, are associated with high rates of drinking, especially binge drinking behavior (Bray et al. 2006; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA] 2002). In fact, underage drinking accounts for a substantial portion of all alcohol consumed in the United States and, therefore, of consumer expenditures for alcohol. The estimated short-term cash value to the alcohol industry of underage drinking was $22.5 billion in 2001(Foster et al. 2006).


A developmental perspective on underage alcohol use.

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

Number of drinking days per month and usual number of drinks per occasion for youth (ages 12 to 20), young adults (ages 21 to 25), and adults (ages 26 and older).SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.
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f4-arh-32-1-3: Number of drinking days per month and usual number of drinks per occasion for youth (ages 12 to 20), young adults (ages 21 to 25), and adults (ages 26 and older).SOURCE: SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2007.
Mentions: The NSDUH data also indicate that adolescents drink less often than adults but drink more than adults per drinking occasion (see figure 4). When young people drink, they consume on average about five drinks, which constitutes binge drinking (typically defined as consuming five or more drinks per occasion for men and four or more per occasion for women). Certain youth-oriented settings that attract adolescents, such as teen parties, college, and military service, are associated with high rates of drinking, especially binge drinking behavior (Bray et al. 2006; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA] 2002). In fact, underage drinking accounts for a substantial portion of all alcohol consumed in the United States and, therefore, of consumer expenditures for alcohol. The estimated short-term cash value to the alcohol industry of underage drinking was $22.5 billion in 2001(Foster et al. 2006).

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