Binge Drinking among adolescents is related to the development of Alcohol Use Disorders: results from a Cross-Sectional Study

Giovanni Addolorato, Antonio Gasbarrini, Claudia Tarli, Antonio Mirijello, Maria Chiara Mentella, Fabio Del Zompo, Daniela Feliciani, Lucrezia Laterza, Francesca Mangiola, Carolina Mosoni, Maria Margherita Rando, Luisa Sestito, Giulio Antonelli, Adwoa Agyei-Nkansah, Marco Barbàra, Marcello F. Maida, Calogero Cammà

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Abstract

Binge drinking (BD) is a common pattern of alcohol consumption among adolescents. At present few data are available on the possible relationship between BD and alcohol use disorders (AUD) in adolescents. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of BD and relationship between BD behavior and AUD among adolescents. A total of 2704 students attending 10 purposively selected high schools from three Italian provinces were surveyed. Questionnaires regarding socio-demographic data, pattern and amount of alcohol intake, smoking habits, use of illicit drugs, and physical activity were administered. AUD and affective disorders were also evaluated. Alcohol intake was reported by 2126 participants; 1278 reported at least one episode BD in the last year and 715 in the last month. A diagnosis of AUD was made in 165 adolescents. The prevalence of AUD was higher in adolescents that reported BD behavior than in those that did not report BD (11.6% vs 0.9%, respectively; p < 0.0001). Logistic regression showed a positive relationship between a diagnosis of AUD and BD behavior (OR 9.6; 95% CI 4.7–22·9; p < 0.0001). In conclusion alcohol consumption with the pattern of BD among adolescents is highly related to development of AUD.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)N/A-N/A
RivistaScientific Reports
Volume8
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • Multidisciplinary

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