Young Adults Struggle With Alcohol Misuse More Than Other Age Groups
Young Adults Struggle With Alcohol Misuse More Than Other Age Groups
December 16, 2021
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The stigma and stereotypes around the topic make it hard for young adults to come forward for help

By Luigi Bencosme

Original Source: alligator.org

Alcoholism does not conform to a stereotype. Alcohol misuse can affect anyone.

Robert F. Leeman, a UF College of Health and Human Performance associate professor, said although people may have an image of an older man with liver problems, there is no true image of what a person with alcohol use disorder can look like.

While many may expect older people to be affected, data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism shows those aged 18 to 25 have the highest rate of alcohol use disorder.

Unlike older adults, he said, young adults don’t usually present major physical health issues, like liver function problems, until later in life. This is partially...click here to continue reading

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