Age at first drink linked to binge drinking risk

September 24, 2014 3:15 PM

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Age at first drink linked to binge drinking risk

Washington: Teenagers who have their first drink at an early age are more likely to become a binge drinker or even an alcoholic, a new study has warned. An early age of onset of drinking is a risk factor for subsequent heavy drinking and negative outcomes, scientists found.

The study found that starting to use alcohol at an early age and quickly progressing to drinking to intoxication jointly are related to underage alcohol use and binge drinking.

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