The role of anxiety in adolescent and young adult’s alcohol use
Nov 15, 2019
An article has been published in the journal “Drug and Alcohol Dependence” titled “Alcohol use in late adolescence and early adulthood: The role of generalized anxiety disorder and drinking to cope motives.” The research used data from a UK longitudinal study that measured generalised anxiety disorder symptoms and alcohol use patterns at age 18, and then again at age 21. The study found that at age 18 generalised anxiety disorder symptoms were positively correlated with frequent drinking, frequent bingeing, hazardous drinking and harmful drinking. By age 21, generalized anxiety symptoms were only correlated with hazardous drinking.