The teenagers who complain about regular back pain are more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and report problems like anxiety and depression as per the study. It may also increase the risk of substance abuse and mental health problems in later life.
Aspects such as whether the person grew up in an at-risk area, namely if he or she was living in a big city or had migrated, experienced forms of physical or sexual abuse, etc are important for consideration.
Researchers examining electrical activity in various brain regions in college students found that binge drinkers had altered brain activity at rest. These changes might indicate a decreased ability to respond to external stimuli and potential difficulties in information processing capacity.