Mini Review
Volume 9 Issue 3 - 2020
Adolescents Alcohol consumption, Prevalence and Trends
Sefa Bulut1*, Ali Cissey Usman1 and Ali Görkem Gençer2
1Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey
2Department of Psychiatry, Başakşehir Government Hospital, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Sefa Bulut, Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey.
Received: December 10, 2019; Published: February 12, 2020




Abstract

There is this false popular belief that alcohol dependence is most common in one’s 40s, In fact, alcohol dependence is most common in young adulthood and has its origins goes back to adolescence. Alcohol use at the end of adolescence can be a detrimental factor in its use in young adulthood. The issue of continuity of alcohol use is also associated with the personality characteristics of the individuals, their individual characteristics and the environmental factors affecting them. It will be useful to identify and investigate the factors affecting individuals’ high levels of alcohol use. Therefore, continuity of alcohol use lays the foundation of prevention programs for alcohol use in adolescence. Reducing alcohol use will also lead to secondary gains such as the prevention of accidents, injuries, and criminal behavior.

Keywords: Adolescents; Alcohol Consumption; Prevalence; Trends

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Citation: Sefa Bulut., et al. “Adolescents Alcohol consumption, Prevalence and Trends”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.3 (2020): 01-06.

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