These findings reveal a wide-ranging number of strategies and tactics that parents used in communicating, monitoring, and supervising alcohol use within the family.
Research has demonstrated that electronic resources can be effective in supporting children and young people’s learning when used in an appropriate context and in combination with other teaching and learning techniques.
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.
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.
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.
The use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs by young people has long been a major cause for concern. In 1995 researchers in the UK and 22 other European countries joined forces to collect comparable survey data related to the drinking, smoking and drug using habits of 15-16 year old school students.
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.
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