How do gender attributes and attitudes affect young men’s and women’s alcohol use? Are different health promotion interventions required for young men and women?
Last week I spoke at an event on parental alcohol misuse, a hugely important issue given the significance of parent’s influence on their children. A teenager that has seen their parent drunk is twice as likely to regularly do so themselves; important because the adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to alcohol misuse. Early on-set drinking [...]
A Systematic Investigation of Critical Elements for Optimum Effectiveness of Promising Approaches and Delivery Methods in School and Family Linked Alcohol Education.
This review examined evidence for school and family linked alcohol education programmes to reduce or prevent the misuse of alcohol by young people.
There is widespread concern reported in the media and other sources about drinking trends among young people, particularly “binge” drinking. Although important to public policy, there have been no rigorous evidence syntheses of the longer term effects of excessive drinking in adolescence on later health and well-being.
Adaptation and Testing of the Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 (SFP10-14) for use in the United Kingdom
Young people may suffer significant adverse consequences either directly related to their drug and alcohol use and/or as a result of their lifestyle, influenced by their substance misuse.
The Normalisation of Binge Drinking? An Historical and Cross Cultural Investigation with Implications for Action
A matter of current social, media and political concern, rarely out of the headlines and a focus of policy activity. This study examines why binge drinking is sometimes portrayed as a recent phenomenon when it has a history and concern about it is not new.
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.
Some drug and alcohol programmes have been shown to increase dangerous experimental use among young people and very few educational packages guide teachers through this perilous terrain. Two TACADE packages were developed in response to this need.
This study used a variety of methods to investigate the availability of alcohol to under-age drinkers. They asked British adolescents how easy they found it to purchase alcohol from different types of outlet as well as the extent to which sales are actually made to under-age customers. A test-purchasing study was then carried out. They also assessed the attitudes of alcohol vendors to under-age sales, vendors’ ability to judge the ages of their under-age customers, and the effectiveness of a police intervention intended to reduce under-age alcohol purchases