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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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Past-month adolescent alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use by grade according to the 2007 monitoring the future survey.SOURCE: Johnston et al. 2007.
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f5-arh-32-1-3: Past-month adolescent alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use by grade according to the 2007 monitoring the future survey.SOURCE: Johnston et al. 2007.

Mentions: Various nationally representative surveys confirm that alcohol is the drug of choice among American adolescents of all ages. Data from the Monitoring the Future Survey indicate that more 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade youth drink alcohol than smoke cigarettes or use marijuana (see figure 5) (Johnston et al. 2006). The percentages for males are even more dramatic: 50.7 percent of 12th-grade males reported having consumed alcohol in the past month.


A developmental perspective on underage alcohol use.

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

Past-month adolescent alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use by grade according to the 2007 monitoring the future survey.SOURCE: Johnston et al. 2007.
© Copyright Policy - public-domain
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f5-arh-32-1-3: Past-month adolescent alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use by grade according to the 2007 monitoring the future survey.SOURCE: Johnston et al. 2007.
Mentions: Various nationally representative surveys confirm that alcohol is the drug of choice among American adolescents of all ages. Data from the Monitoring the Future Survey indicate that more 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade youth drink alcohol than smoke cigarettes or use marijuana (see figure 5) (Johnston et al. 2006). The percentages for males are even more dramatic: 50.7 percent of 12th-grade males reported having consumed alcohol in the past month.

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