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Adolescents alcohol consumption, prevalence and trends
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CitationBulut, S., Usman, A. C., Gençer, A. G. (2020). Adolescents alcohol consumption, prevalence and trends. EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 9(3), 1-6.
There is this false popular belief that alcohol dependence is most common in one’s 40s, In fact, alcohol dependence is most common in young adulthood and has its origins goes back to adolescence. Alcohol use at the end of adolescence can be a detrimental factor in its use in young adulthood. The issue of continuity of alcohol use is also associated with the personality characteristics of the individuals, their individual characteristics and the environmental factors affecting them. It will be useful to identify and investigate the factors affecting individuals’ high levels of alcohol use. Therefore, continuity of alcohol use lays the foundation of prevention programs for alcohol use in adolescence. Reducing alcohol use will also lead to secondary gains such as the prevention of accidents, injuries, and criminal behavior.