The misuse of alcohol is of major national and international public health concern and can bring significant harm and burden to family members, resulting in increased use of health and social care services and a drain on their resources.
Although more young people are starting to drink later, by the time they reach their mid teens, around one in two consume alcohol at least occasionally. Furthermore, growing numbers of teenage drinkers periodically drink to excess to the point of drunkenness.
The effect of alcohol advertising and marketing on drinking behaviour in young people: systematic review of published longitudinal studies
Investigating the role that alcohol marketing and advertising plays in the drinking practices adopted by young people is an important question and a matter of much debate.
The effectiveness of interventions in the alcohol server setting for preventing injuries: findings from a Cochrane Systematic Review
Increasing attention is being given to supply-side interventions, which attempt to alter the environment and the context within which alcohol is supplied and consumed; the aim being to modify the drinking and/or the drinking environment so that potential harm is minimised.
This review of projects seeks to develop a database of initiatives; services and projects that currently exist in the UK to support children and families affected by alcohol misuse. Also to analyse the range of services and summarise evidence of effectiveness.
Primary prevention for alcohol misuse in young people – results from a Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Review
This systematic review sought to evaluate the effectiveness of primary interventions in addressing alcohol misuse in young people – a cause of concern for health services, policy makers, prevention workers, the criminal justice system, youth workers, teachers and parents.