Underage Drinking Research Paper

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Results: Alcohol use and other risk-taking behaviours such as smoking, substance use and risky sexual behaviour emerge in adolescence and tend to cluster together.Heavy alcohol consumption in late adolescence appears to persist into adulthood and is associated with alcohol problems, including dependence, premature death and diminished work capacity.This short paper will review patterns of drinking in adolescence and the risk factors that are thought to predispose to the development of alcohol use and other co-morbid disorders in this age group.

Results: Alcohol use and other risk-taking behaviours such as smoking, substance use and risky sexual behaviour emerge in adolescence and tend to cluster together.Heavy alcohol consumption in late adolescence appears to persist into adulthood and is associated with alcohol problems, including dependence, premature death and diminished work capacity.This short paper will review patterns of drinking in adolescence and the risk factors that are thought to predispose to the development of alcohol use and other co-morbid disorders in this age group.

One quarter of the older students had consumed six or more drinks on the last occasion they had taken a drink.

By the time they were 17–18 years of age male adolescents had higher rates of alcohol use than in early adolescence (use, regular use, abuse without dependence and abuse with dependence).

The 2011 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) was carried out in 37 countries, and data are available for 36 countries (Hibell , 2012).

Drinking was associated with smoking and drug use, and having truanted from school.

A recent study of English students aged 13–14 years and 15–16 years found that most had had an alcoholic drink (70 and 89%, respectively), and that the first drink had most often been taken at about the age of 12–13 years, and usually in the company of an adult on a special occasion (Bremner , 2011).

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