Drinking alone when younger linked to alcoholism, study says
(CNN) – People who drink alone as a young adult appear to have a greater risk of having alcohol-related problems later in life.
According to a study from Carnegie Mellon University, high school seniors who drank without anyone else had a 35% better chance of alcoholism by the age of 35.
The study, published Monday in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, was based on a 17-year study based on 4,500 participants.
Researchers also say women are more susceptible to alcohol use disorder than men.
Because of the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rates of solitary drinking had a documented increase.
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