Although sensitivity to the effects of alcohol may vary with age, people of all ages are susceptible to alcohol use disorders. Those who start drinking at an early age (particularly the preteen years) are much more likely to become dependent on alcohol as adults.
- Very young children are at high risk of very low blood sugar & coma.
- Women may be more sensitive to the effects.
- Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects than younger adults.
- Pregnant women risk giving birth to a baby with fetal alcohol syndrome.