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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: March 1992
Organisations: Health Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 163701
ISSN: 0735-0414
PURE UUID: b16281a5-15dd-420b-8e3f-eca430f9adec
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2010 13:17
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:30

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