If you’re a parent dealing with teenage alcoholism or alcohol abuse near Fort Lauderdale, you may be wondering what leads to binge drinking in teens. Most high schoolers have tried alcohol by the time they turned sixteen, and a portion of these youths develop binge drinking habits while they’re still in high school.
Watch this video to see how scientists are learning how to predict binge drinking in teens. In a study published in the journal “Nature”, neurologists discovered indicators that predict which fourteen-year-olds will become binge drinkers by the time they are sixteen.
The study found a link between alcohol abuse and personality types; specifically, that thrill-seekers were more likely to develop binge drinking habits. The researchers also found that children in families who have a history of alcoholism or drug abuse are at a higher risk for binge drinking.