Underage Drinking

A Report on Drinking in the Second Decade of Life in Europe and North America
First Edition

This book explores the extent of underage drinking across Europe and North America, as well as our current understanding of factors that increase the risk of this behaviour and potentially effective evidence-based approaches to prevent underage... Read More

The complexity and importance of underage drinking prompted ERAB and ABMRF to initiate a state of the art review. It explores the extent of underage drinking across Europe and North America, as well as our current understanding of factors that increase the risk of this behaviour and potentially effective evidence-based approaches to prevent underage drinking. Unfortunately, the problem is complex and a single solution or policy to prevent underage drinking does not exist. Nevertheless, a number of strategies are effective in some circumstances and warrant further study in different populations. Preventing risky drinking requires understanding of the important influence of family and peers. It is also important to recognize that some genetic traits like impulsivity, anxiety, sensation seeking and emotional dysregulation can also influence harmful drinking. These aspects (family and peers and genetic influence) are affected by cultural and environmental influences which, in turn, can influence each other.

The overall goal of this project was to develop a set of recommendations that could be used by public health departments and key stakeholders in the individual countries that make up Europe and the United States and Canada. It is clear that a single solution to this problem cannot be identified, given the different cultural backgrounds. In addition to providing a menu of effective strategies, recommendations on the best method for applying them in different cultural settings are included. Although individual interventions may have low efficacy when used in isolation, combining several interventions may improve overall effectiveness.


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Philippe De Witte, Mack C. Mitchell Jr.,
Collection
Hors collection (Presses universitaires de Louvain)
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
MED078000 MEDICAL / Public Health
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3165 MEDECINE, PHARMACIE, PARAMEDICAL, MEDECINE VETERINAIRE
Audience
Médecins, psychologues, épidémiologistes, spécialistes des assuétudes, sociologues de la santé
Title First Published
15 December 2012
Original Language
English

Paperback


Publication Date
15 December 2012
ISBN-13
9782875580894
Extent
Main content page count : 220
Legal Copyright Date
D/2012/9964/32
Code
87461
Dimensions
16 x 24 x 1.2 cm
Weight
358 grams
List Price
26.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

PDF


Publication Date
15 December 2012
ISBN-13
9782875580900
Extent
Main content page count : 220
Code
87461PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Preface
Philippe De Witte

Introduction
Philippe De Witte and Mack C. Mitchell Jr.

Chapter 1 - Underage Drinking in Europe and NorthAmerica
Franca Beccaria and Helene R. White

Chapter 2 - Risk and