Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 19th, 2004
The likelihood of alcohol abuse or dependence later in life increases by 12% for each year of decrease in the age at first drink for both men and women, they reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
They also reported that the earlier an individual began drinking alcohol, the greater the degree of alcohol intoxication experienced routinely on typical drinking occasions in adulthood.
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