Despite the growing body of literature which has examined the use of on-line support groups, little attention has been given to alcohol-related issues.
Feasibility study for an evaluation of a schools-based, peer-led intervention to reduce the prevalence of pupil problem drinking
The Teenage Alcohol Project (TAP) was not designed to identify the effectiveness of the intervention, but aimed to identify whether the intervention, using peer supporters, was of sufficient promise to merit a further large scale effectiveness trial.
The aim of the study was to examine age of initiation of alcohol consumption and identify the prevalence of excessive and frequent drinking at age 16. Parent and peer drinking habits were also investigated. and links with self-esteem, smoking, substance use and sexual activity were explored.