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Divergent Drinking Habits in Young People

Alcohol misuse and violence are consistent bed fellows and in Western societies there is a great deal of alarm about the prevalence of binge drinking among young people. This interesting article suggests “Polarized drinking habits are a likely explanation for the recent divergence between per capita alcohol consumption, which has decreased, and alcohol-related hospitalizations, which have increased sharply among Swedish youth in recent years. We suggest that ongoing social changes could be affecting young people in the form of greater disparities, which are associated with a higher incidence of social problems generally, including heavy drinking.”

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http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/769328?src=mp

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