Speaking about the results, Dr. Kabiru stated, ‘Early treatment for traumatic childhood experiences may be an essential component of interventions designed to prevent alcohol abuse among adolescents‘.. African research finds link between challenging childhood and teenage drinking An African study has found a link between a difficult alcohol and childhood consumption as a teenager. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open gain access to journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Wellness studied the association between adverse childhood experiences and drunkenness among 9,189 adolescents aged 12-19 years living in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda. Dr. Caroline Kabiru and a team of researcher from the African Population and Health Research Center , Nairobi, Kenya conducted the study.Furthermore, basal cortisol levels correlated positively with both histologic corticotropin intensity ratings and MC2R mRNA expression levels in the hyperplastic samples studied. When hyperplastic explants from patients with abnormal plasma cortisol responses to glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide, serotonin, and human chorionic gonadotropin were incubated with these same substances, corticotropin secretion increased.