Genes Play a Role in Teen Impulsivity

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[Source:  Psych Central]

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New research suggests excessive teenage binge-drinking may be influenced, as least in part, by genetics.

Alcohol and drug abuse are major health issues that often begin during adolescence. The teenage years are known to be an impulsive time as emerging adults expand their boundaries. Some teens, however, seem to especially prone to impulsive behaviors leading to binge-drinking.

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