Young people who binge drink are likely to continue into adulthood

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7495.809-a (Published 7 April 2005)
Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:809.2

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  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Binge drinking is widespread among British men and women throughout their 20s, 30s, and into their 40s, new research shows (Addiction 2005;100:543-9). And those who binge drink in their early 20s are more likely to be binge drinking 26 years later: the risk is twofold for men and 1.5-fold for women.

    Men who drank more than seven units a week at the age of 16 were one and a half times more likely than light drinkers to binge drink in their 30s …

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