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Fitzgerald, Amanda and Dooley, Barbara (2013) Alcohol and youth mental health- The evidence base. Psychiatry Professional , 2 , (1) , pp. 6-8.

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The My World Survey- Second Level (MWS-SL) assessed alcohol-related behaviours in 6,085 adolescents. Findings demonstrated a significant shift in the frequency, binge drinking and volume of alcohol consumed across the school year. Alcohol use in the Senior Cycle was a particular concern, with 35% outside the low risk category for alcohol behaviour. The MWS-SL found a strong relationship between alcohol use and mental health distress. Risky alcohol behaviour was associated with family conflict and other negative behaviours.


Item Type:Article
Page Range:pp. 6-8
Publisher:Medmedia Group
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
B Substances > Alcohol

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