Young heavy drinkers: if there is a problem, is there a solution?
Health & Social Care in the Community, 1, (4), . (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
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