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Which Factors Increase the Odds of Drinking Before Sex?

Posted on September 4, 2014 in alcohol and drug addiction

Which Factors Increase the Odds of Drinking Before Sex?

It’s a firmly established fact that people who drink significant amounts of alcohol before having sex substantially increase their odds of participating in risky sexual practices and developing a sexually transmitted infection. However, researchers know relatively little about the factors that make a person more likely to drink alcohol before having sex. In a study published in August 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from several U.S. institutions examined the potential impact of two specific factors: the absence or presence of a current relationship and the presence of diagnosable symptoms of alcohol use disorder.

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