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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), pp. 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

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Published date: July 1993


Local EPrints ID: 163333
ISSN: 0966-0410
PURE UUID: df05303e-d3f2-4c91-8381-ba3678a93df5
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 Sep 2010 07:51
Last modified: 08 Sep 2017 16:33

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