Prevalence and Predictors of Adolescent Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking in the United States

@inproceedings{Patrick2013PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and Predictors of Adolescent Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking in the United States},
  author={Megan E. Patrick and John E. Schulenberg},
  booktitle={Alcohol research : current reviews},
  year={2013}
}
Because alcohol use typically is initiated during adolescence and young adulthood and may have long-term consequences, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study annually assesses various measures of alcohol use among 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students. These analyses have found that although alcohol use among these age groups overall has been declining since 1975, levels remain high. Thus, in 2011 about one-quarter of 8th graders, one-half of 10th graders, and almost two-thirds of 12th graders… CONTINUE READING

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