Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Development of Alcoholism

@article{Enoch2006GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Development of Alcoholism},
  author={M A Enoch},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={1094}
}
  • M. Enoch
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract:  The physiological changes of adolescence may promote risk‐taking behaviors, including binge drinking. Approximately 40% of alcoholics were already drinking heavily in late adolescence. Most cases of alcoholism are established by the age of 30 years with the peak prevalence at 18–23 years of age. Therefore the key time frame for the development, and prevention, of alcoholism lies in adolescence and young adulthood. Severe childhood stressors have been associated with increased… 
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