Language development in childhood may predict future drinking behaviors

09/12/2013 | HealthDay News

Children who had strong language skills were more prone to frequent drinking and intoxication as teens and young adults compared with peers with lower skills, Finnish researchers found. Having more friends who drink and a greater tendency to seek new experiences may partly explain the association between verbal skills and drinking behaviors, according to the study in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

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