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Fitzgerald, Amanda and Dooley, Barbara (2013) Tackling alcohol abuse among adolescents requires a multi-faceted approach involving parents and schools. Psychiatry Professional , Spring , pp. 6-8.

Underage drinking is a major public health concern in many parts of the world. The initiation of alcohol consumption, and heavy or risky drinking, begins during adolescence. Patterns of alcohol use increase during adolescence and the peak period for alcohol consumption and alcoholrelated harm occurs in late adolescence and early adulthood. Heavy drinking by adolescents can have several serious health and social consequences, including impairments in cognitive functioning, poor school performance, future risk of development of alcohol problems, fatal and non-fatal accidents,6 and poor psychosocial outcomes.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2013
Page Range:pp. 6-8
Volume:Spring
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Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
T Demographic characteristics > Underage drinker
T Demographic characteristics > Student (secondary level)
B Substances > Alcohol
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption > Binge / risky drinking

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