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Age of Drinking Onset and Injuries, Motor Vehicle Crashes, and Physical Fights After Drinking and When Not Drinking

From the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research there’s an abstract which looks at the link between early onset of drinking and motor vehicle crashes, unintentional injuries, and physical fights after drinking.  The researchers conclude:

Starting to drink at an earlier age is associated with greater odds of experiencing motor vehicle crash involvement, unintentional injuries, and physical fights when respondents were drinking, but less so when respondents had not been drinking. These findings reinforce the need for programs and policies to delay drinking onset.

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