Alcohol and female puberty: The role of intraovarian systems. Recent Developments in Alcoholism, Vol. Was this page helpful? American Journal of Medical Genetics —, Rockville, MD: U. Drinking alcohol is seen as something teenagers are expected to do as part of growing up but starting to drink so young is more damaging than many teenagers realise.
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For the typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming five or more drinks [men], or four or more drinks [women], in about 2 hours. Covers a wide range of topics, from strategies for preventing underage drinking to recognizing the warning signs of a drinking problem. My kingdom for a drink.
In fact, new research shows that the serious drinking problems including what is called alcoholism typically associated with middle age actually begin to appear much earlier, during young adulthood and even adolescence.