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Nov 22, · The overall profile of the young adult alcoholic subtype is outlined below. The individuals were mostly male. These individuals were mostly younger, with an average age of around The group had an early onset of alcohol dependence; the mean age for the diagnosis of alcohol dependence was years in this group. Predictably, young adult offspring from the families with alcoholism had elevated levels of alcohol problems compared with peers with no family history of alcoholism.
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