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The Developmental Tasks and The Binge Drinking| Biomed Grid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 84-85

Keywords : Binge drinking; Young people; Developmental tasks; Biomed Grid;

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In the last decade alcohol consumption in Europe has stabilized, nevertheless a high rate of Binge Drinking (BD) still occurs which means a consumption over 60gr or more of pure alcohol in one occasion at least once in the last month. This type of consumption is the most appreciated by the young people. The age of BD is most prevalent between 20-24 years [1]. The age range in which this type of consumption has more followers is also the age that the integration of many developmental tasks is expected. According to Theory of Development of Erickson the people between the ages of 20 and 35 are in the stage designated as young adults. This stage of development suggests significant changes and an increase of responsibility which is a long-term commitment to sharing, companionship, monogamous relationships and a desire to start a family. These features symbolise dedication, expression and development of the individual's identity. Other author, Arnett [2] proposes an identification of an “emerging adulthood, between 20 to 30 years, which are the life span between the adolescence, and full-fledged adulthood which encompasses late adolescence and early adulthood. This stage is considered by being the age of explorations, of identity in love and work relationships, by the instability marked by the change in employment and educational status, to focus on the self and putting aside family values. In this stage the young people have the possibility to explore different life options, experience various roles and develop coping strategies to deal with negative emotional states as well as strategies for self-control and emotional regulation [3].

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