Causal influence of age at first drink on alcohol involvement in adulthood and its moderation by familial context.

@article{Deutsch2013CausalIO,
  title={Causal influence of age at first drink on alcohol involvement in adulthood and its moderation by familial context.},
  author={Arielle R Deutsch and Wendy S. Slutske and Leah S Richmond-Rakerd and Pavel Chernyavskiy and A Christopher Heath and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs},
  year={2013},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={703-13}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous research has established a connection between early age at drinking initiation and greater alcohol involvement in adulthood, but it has not yet been established whether this is a causal effect. The current study used a multilevel discordant twin design to examine individual and contextual effects, and an interaction between these effects, of the age at drinking initiation on the frequency and quantity of drinking in adulthood. METHOD Participants were 4,194 same-sex twins… CONTINUE READING

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