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Drinking Alcohol before Age 13 and Negative Outcomes in Late Adolescence

Research from the US, and published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, looks at younger drinkers and reinforces the guidance that the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, issued about young people and alcohol here in England a few months ago.
The research found:
after adjusting for gender, ethnicity/race, and grade, adolescents who initiated alcohol use before age 13 were

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