A recent study has revealed the risks of under-21 drinking in women which can elevate the chances of suicide and homicide later in their life.
Many years ago 'under-21' drinking was permitted in the U.S. The study found that women who began drinking before they turned 21 are at a higher risk of suicide and homicide during the later years.
AdvertisementGrucza, an epidemiologist at Washington University School of Medicine, added: "If lower drinking ages result in elevated rates of alcohol problems, this could contribute to alcohol-fueled domestic violence. Alcohol use by both women and their partners could contribute to domestic-violence situations. For suicide, it may be that alcohol contributes to the severity of suicide attempts."