Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kids who binge drink more likely to have been victims of maltreatment

Science Daily reported on March 9, 2009:

Researchers from Boston University found that multiple types of child maltreatment are robust risk factors for underage binge drinking based on a national multi-year study that explored the influence of social environment on the health of adolescents.

No surprise to people who work in the substance abuse field but validating information for the practice wisdom we have accumlated. Be careful before you blame the victims who are exhibiting symptomatic behavior trying to cope with trauma.

To read the Science Daily report, click here.

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