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Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine

Those Who Grew up with Lower Drinking Age Binge Drink More

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Caption: In the 1970s and early 1980s, some states lower their minimum legal drinking age below the age of 21. Those lower drinking ages have been linked to bad things, from traffic accidents to suicide attempts, and now Washington University alcoholism researchers have found that those who grew up in states that had lower drinking ages are more likely to binge drink later on in life.

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