Young heavy drinkers: if there is a problem, is there a solution?

May, Carl (1993) Young heavy drinkers: if there is a problem, is there a solution? Health & Social Care in the Community, 1, (4), 203-210. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.1993.tb00219.x).


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Alcohol use and misuse amongst adolescents and young adults is a source of political and public concern in the UK. Much energy and capital is invested by Government and Industry in attempts to persuade young people to adopt patterns of sensible drinking. In this paper it is argued that levels of chronic alcohol-related problems amongst this age group are low, and that those alcohol-related problems encountered are those which are least amenable to interventions which attempt to persuade drinkers to behave in a ‘sensible’ or ‘moderate’ way. The paper explores the implications of current knowledge about adolescent drinking behaviours for health professionals working in the community

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.1993.tb00219.x
ISSNs: 0966-0410
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 163333
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
July 1993Published
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 07:51
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:29

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