Navigation Links
Feelings of immaturity accompany alcohol misuse into adulthood; discovery could improve treatments
Date:4/17/2012

COLUMBIA, Mo. Tipping back one too many cocktails during an individual's early 20s doesn't correlate to a personal sense of immaturity; however if this habit doesn't stop as they reach age 30, young adults can feel psychologically underdeveloped, according to a University of Missouri study. Helping young adults acknowledge their mental impulse to "sober up" as they mature can improve substance abuse intervention programs.

"When a heavy drinking 30-year-old comes in for therapy and says he doesn't feel like an adult, we can present this study and suggest that cutting back on alcohol could help him feel more mature," said lead researcher Rachel Winograd, a doctoral student in psychology at MU.

"People in their early 20s who accept their own heavy drinking and experience alcohol-related consequences may not realize that these behaviors can be associated with identity issues later on," said Winograd. "We can apply this research to nip the problem in the bud and help young adults become aware that their alcohol use behaviors may conflict with their long-term goals."

When more than 400 25-years-old adults were interviewed, some showed signs of alcohol use problems, but their problems didn't correlate to self-reported feelings of immaturity. When surveyed again four years later at age 29 and then again at age 35, subjects expressed different sentiments: individuals who showed signs of alcohol abuse or dependence also self-reported feeling immature for their age.

"We interpreted our findings to suggest that, at 25, drinking is more culturally acceptable," Winograd said. "Young adults are out at the bars with their friends and drinking is a bonding experience. They also view blacking out, vomiting and drunk driving as more acceptable because peers are behaving similarly.

"But by 29, when many of their peers have settled down, individuals who still drink heavily may start to view themselves as 'Peter Pans' of partying, w
'/>"/>

Contact: Timothy Wall
walltj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. He loves me, he loves me not...: Women are more attracted to men whose feelings are unclear
2. Can blocking a frown keep bad feelings at bay?
3. Brain responses of obese individuals are more weakly linked to feelings of hunger
4. Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood
5. Bullying May Accompany Drive to Be Popular
6. Two Jackson & Coker Executives to Accompany Medical Missions Brigade to Honduras
7. 12-Step Meetings May Help Teens Beat Alcohol, Drug Abuse
8. Caring Teachers May Help Keep Kids From Trying Alcohol, Drugs
9. Middle school teacher support lowers risk for early alcohol use
10. Obesity may modify the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of colorectal cancer
11. National guardsmen face a high risk of developing alcohol abuse problems following deployment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Feelings of immaturity accompany alcohol misuse into adulthood; discovery could improve treatments
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... , ... Experts estimate that up to 80% of the world’s population will ... dull, constant ache (chronic) to a sudden sharp pain (acute). In addition to traditional ... root blocks and rhizotomy treatment, OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine now offers Platelet ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... Soldiers face in the aftermath of a near-death experience (NDE) – and also ... and providing adequate treatment options – are invited to visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/f4a12556fe7c03f5dc2040ba88984b7b ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... When it comes to volunteering abroad, ... the associated costs will be too high. However, there are affordable programs to be ... experience at minimal cost. One such volunteer named Uzma Aishah, a student at ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... AvePoint, the established ... of three new apps – AvePoint Watermark, AvePoint MyWorld, and ... of these apps, workers can better streamline everyday business operations and take advantage of ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Lecrae is quickly developing into one of the biggest music ... New York Times to Billboard Magazine and Variety, among others. His transparency and ... why so many people are taking notice. , “We are very excited about this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Brings Innovative Back Pain Management Options Including PRP Injections and Stem Cell-like Therapies to Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex 2Health News:OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Brings Innovative Back Pain Management Options Including PRP Injections and Stem Cell-like Therapies to Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex 3Health News:IANDS Sponsors No-Cost Webinar on July 1/15 at 11CST Featuring Combat Soldier Who Survived Near-Death Experience 2Health News:IANDS Sponsors No-Cost Webinar on July 1/15 at 11CST Featuring Combat Soldier Who Survived Near-Death Experience 3Health News:Volunteers Transform Themselves and Their Resumes with Medical Volunteer Placements Abroad 2Health News:Volunteers Transform Themselves and Their Resumes with Medical Volunteer Placements Abroad 3Health News:AvePoint Enhances Workforce Productivity and Document Protection on Microsoft Office 365 with the Release of Three New Apps 2Health News:AvePoint Enhances Workforce Productivity and Document Protection on Microsoft Office 365 with the Release of Three New Apps 3Health News:AvePoint Enhances Workforce Productivity and Document Protection on Microsoft Office 365 with the Release of Three New Apps 4Health News:Hands of Hope to Present Grammy Award-Winner Lecrae in Concert this August 2Health News:Hands of Hope to Present Grammy Award-Winner Lecrae in Concert this August 3
... patients, research suggests , , SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) ... who typically need open-heart surgery might someday have a ... valve. , The balloon is inserted percutaneously (through the ... experts said. In a new study, the procedure -- ...
... investigational compound; will include 10,000 medically managed patients ... ... A large Phase,III clinical trial is anticipated to begin ... prasugrel, an investigational oral antiplatelet,agent, against clopidogrel (Plavix(R)/Iscover(R)) in medically ...
... business from union benefit funds,Union coalition says Rite Aid wants union money, ... ... rights They are telling conference attendees: Trust Rite Aid? Think Twice!, ... old pharmacy benefits management company (Rite Aid,Solutions) at the International Foundation Employee ...
... journals planned for 2008, ORLANDO, Fl., Nov. 3 ... a part of Wolters Kluwer,Health, will launch six new ... subspecialty areas in cardiology., The new journals are ... the American Heart Association, which is ranked,first in the ...
... , FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As many ... United States because emergency departments across the country aren,t ... patients, according to a Johns Hopkins study. , ... heart attack and 3,955 pneumonia patients treated at 544 ...
... as 238 runners with 33 corporate teams compete in ... speed, size, and spirit categories this Sunday, SAN ... announced today that the field for the third,annual Comerica Corporate ... teams competing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010807/CMALOGO ) The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery 2Health News:Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery 3Health News:Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly Announce New Prasugrel Head-to-Head Phase III Study Against Clopidogrel 2Health News:Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly Announce New Prasugrel Head-to-Head Phase III Study Against Clopidogrel 3Health News:Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly Announce New Prasugrel Head-to-Head Phase III Study Against Clopidogrel 4Health News:Rite Aid's Fledgling Benefits Management Firm Hits Turbulence at Employee Benefits Conference in Anaheim 2Health News:News from Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association 2Health News:News from Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association 3Health News:News from Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association 4Health News:Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals 2Health News:Biggest Field Ever to Compete Nov. 4 for 'Fastest Company in Silicon Valley' Title in the Comerica Corporate Challenge at The 2007 Metro Silicon Valley Marathon(R) 2Health News:Biggest Field Ever to Compete Nov. 4 for 'Fastest Company in Silicon Valley' Title in the Comerica Corporate Challenge at The 2007 Metro Silicon Valley Marathon(R) 3
(Date:6/30/2015)... ATLANTA , June 30, 2015 Legal-Bay ... the first bellwether trial in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) ... scheduled to begin October 13 th , 2015. There ... Inc. which have been consolidated before a federal judge ... that the first bellwether trial will begin in October ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... June 29, 2015  New guidelines released today ... Association give hope for better outcomes to the ... acute ischemic stroke each year. Stryker,s Trevo ® ... used in the clinical trials that provided data ... guidelines strongly recommend endovascular therapy with stent retrievers ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN ) today announced ... financial results on Thursday, August 6, 2015, prior ... Company will host a conference call and webcast ... August 6, 2015 to discuss its financial results. The ... Canada (877) 251-7980, International (706) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Reports Zimmer NexGen Knee Bellwether Trial to Begin October 13th, 2015 2Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Reports Zimmer NexGen Knee Bellwether Trial to Begin October 13th, 2015 3New AHA Guidelines For The Early Management And Treatment Of Stroke Will Change The Standard Of Care For Thousands Of Stroke Patients Each Year 2New AHA Guidelines For The Early Management And Treatment Of Stroke Will Change The Standard Of Care For Thousands Of Stroke Patients Each Year 3Allergan to Host Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 2Allergan to Host Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 3
... Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), ... development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein ... industries, today announced financial results for the quarter ... in this press release should be read in ...
... Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHOM), a ... equipment to medical institutions, announced today that Encore ... significant growth from Encore Medical Staffing operations in ... started this franchise in December, 2010," says Dr. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dyadic International Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results 2Dyadic International Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results 3Dyadic International Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results 4Dyadic International Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results 5Southern Home Medical Equipment Reports Significant Growth from Encore Franchisees 2
... factor I (IGF-I or somatomedin C) is a ... It acts as a potent mitogen of cellular ... cell-surface receptors. In the circulation, IGF-I is bound ... the actions of IGF-I by modulating the interaction ...
... somatomedin C) is a 7.6 kDa peptide produced ... potent mitogen of cellular proliferation, exerting its actions ... circulation, IGF-I is bound to IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs), ... by modulating the interaction of IGF-I with the ...
The Bard Ellik Bladder Evacuator is designed for ease of maneuverability during the removal of tissue sections during transurethral prostatectomy, TURPs, bladder biopsy, etc....
Image Diagnostics' Aspect100U is specifically designed for ease of use and high quality image outcome during urological procedures. Aspect tables benefit from a trim, lightweight design, ensuring a s...
Medicine Products: