Latest Matt McGue Stories

2014-07-18 11:21:49

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Adolescent alcohol abuse is known to be associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood. It is unclear how much of this association is due to the influence of differences in familial background and shared genetics. New findings implicate a significant causal relationship between elevated drinking problems at age 18.5 and more adverse life outcomes at age 25 that cannot be fully explained by shared genetic and environmental...

2013-07-11 11:03:22

-An individual enters adolescence with personality characteristics and life experiences already accumulated. -A new study evaluates the impact of childhood temperament on later alcohol use/problems. -Results show that childhood temperament prior to age five predicts adolescent alcohol use and problems at age 15.5 years, even after controlling for socio-demographic factors and parental alcohol problems. Most risk and protective factors for alcohol use have roots in early childhood. In...

2012-05-16 09:46:26

-Researchers know that the use of various substances is associated with reduced educational attainment. -A new study has examined substance use and education among male twins from a veteran population. -Results indicate a strong relationship among early alcohol use, alcohol dependence, daily nicotine use, and fewer years of educational attainment. Although various kinds of substance use are associated with reduced educational attainment, these associations have been mixed and may also be...

2005-06-28 15:25:38

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- Teenagers who smoke, drink alcohol, use drugs, and engage in other risky behaviors are more likely to struggle with drugs and mental health problems as adults, according to new study findings. People who had problem behaviors before age 15 were particularly at risk of reporting additional problems as adults. For instance, 90 percent of men and 60 percent of women who reported at least four problem behaviors before age 15 abused drugs, alcohol or nicotine as...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.