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doctors discover 'college'

Posted by desolationrower on May 31, 2009, at 3:21:58

...more than half of alcohol-dependent individuals are healthy, functional, young adults a far cry from the stereotypical middle-aged, white-male, skid-row alcoholic, said Mark L. Willenbring, MD, ...

"Much of what we thought we knew about alcoholism was based on middle-aged people, primarily white men in treatment programs and Alcoholics Anonymous, but the NESARC data are turning what we thought we knew about alcoholism completely on its head," Dr. Willenbring told reporters attending a press conference here at the American Psychiatric Association 162nd Annual Meeting.

Furthermore, he said, the NESARC results show 72% of individuals who have alcohol dependence in their lifetime have 1 episode that lasts an average of 3 to 4 years and then remits and does not come back.


not that alcoholism isn't bad...but this comes as a shock that lots of young people drink a lot and then quit without any problem?




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