Invited review: a burning issue? adolescent alcohol use in Britain 1970-1991

May, Carl (1992) Invited review: a burning issue? adolescent alcohol use in Britain 1970-1991. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 27, (2), 109-115.


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A review is presented of British research related to alcohol use and misuse by adolescents in the period 1970 to 1991. The stability of alcohol use among this age group is emphasised by a succession of studies which indicate the normality of alcohol consumption among its members, most of whom drink in moderation. It is noted that a succession of 'moral panics' amplified in the popular media have led to public concern about an 'epidemic' of alcohol misuse by young people, but that research evidence does not sustain this popular supposition. Nevertheless, the available evidence does support the conclusion that alcohol misuse is a major problem for a small proportion of young people.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0735-0414 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 163701
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
March 1992Published
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 13:17
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:29

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