Transitions into underage and problem drinking: developmental processes and mechanisms between 10 and 15 years of age.

@article{Windle2008TransitionsIU,
  title={Transitions into underage and problem drinking: developmental processes and mechanisms between 10 and 15 years of age.},
  author={Michael Windle and Linda Patia Spear and Andrew J. Fuligni and Adrian Angold and J Douglas Brown and Daniel C Pine and G Troy Smith and Jay N. Giedd and Ronald E. Dahl},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 Suppl 4},
  pages={S273-89}
}
Numerous developmental changes occur across levels of personal organization (eg, changes related to puberty, brain and cognitive-affective structures and functions, and family and peer relationships) in the age period of 10 to 15 years. Furthermore, the onset and escalation of alcohol use commonly occur during this period. This article uses both animal and human studies to characterize these multilevel developmental changes. The timing of and variations in developmental changes are related to… CONTINUE READING
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