Longitudinal analyses of the determinants of drinking and of drinking to intoxication in adolescent twins.

@article{Viken1999LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal analyses of the determinants of drinking and of drinking to intoxication in adolescent twins.},
  author={Richard J. Viken and Jaakko M Kaprio and Markku Koskenvuo and Richard J. Rose},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={455-61}
}
Genetic and environmental determinants of self-reported alcohol consumption were investigated in a sample of 2513 twin pairs who were first assessed at age 16 and were followed-up at age 17. At age 16, 77% of the sample was drinking, and 65% of drinkers reported drinking to intoxication. Both drinking and drinking to intoxication increased at the 1-year follow-up. Model fitting indicated that most of the variance in drinking initiation was due to shared environmental effects but that shared… CONTINUE READING

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