Adverse childhood experiences predict earlier age of drinking onset: results from a representative US sample of current or former drinkers.

@article{Rothman2008AdverseCE,
  title={Adverse childhood experiences predict earlier age of drinking onset: results from a representative US sample of current or former drinkers.},
  author={Emily F. Rothman and Erika M. Edwards and Timothy Heeren and Ralph Waldo Hingson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={e298-304}
}
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to determine whether adverse childhood experiences predicted the age at which drinking was initiated and drinking motives in a representative sample of current or former drinkers in the United States. METHODS In 2006, a probability sample of 3592 US current or former drinkers aged 18 to 39 were surveyed. Multinomial logistic regression examined whether each of 10 adverse childhood experiences was associated with earlier ages of drinking onset, controlling for… CONTINUE READING
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