April 26, 2012
Numerous reports have been published indicating high rates of alcohol use disorders amongst young people, but questions remain about the way this is measured. Some argue that we are vastly over-estimating alcohol use disorders amongst young people, by inappropriately measuring "tolerance". In the most recent edition of "Centrelines", the newsletter of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Dr Louise Mewton discusses the topic, and concludes that in fact there is a high likelihood we have overestimated rates of alcohol use disorders in young people.
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