Drinking against unpleasant emotions: possible outcome of early onset of alcohol use?

  title={Drinking against unpleasant emotions: possible outcome of early onset of alcohol use?},
  author={Arlette F. Buchmann and Brigitte Schmid and Dorothea Blomeyer and Ulrich S. Zimmermann and Christine Jennen-Steinmetz and Martin H. Schmidt and Guenter Esser and Tobias Banaschewski and Karl Mann and Manfred Laucht},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={34 6},
BACKGROUND Recent animal and human studies indicate that the exposure to alcohol during early adolescence increases the risk for heavy alcohol use in response to stress. The purpose of this study was to examine whether this effect may be the consequence of a higher susceptibility to develop "drinking to cope" motives among early initiators. METHODS Data from 320 participants were collected as part of the Mannheim Study of Children at Risk, an ongoing epidemiological cohort study. Structured… CONTINUE READING

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