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Cosco, T D and Morgan, K and Currie, L and McGee, H (2013) Early-onset drinking in Ireland: negative outcomes and behaviours. Public Health , 127 , (8) , pp. 788-90.

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Theage at onset of drinking alcohol in Ireland has decreased steadily over the last 70 years. According to a recent Irish survey, the average age at which individuals first consume an entire alcoholic beverage (i.e. not a sip or taste) is between 13 and 14 years. Furthermore, alcohol consumption in Ireland increased from 7.72 l of pure alcohol/person in 1972 to 14.34 l/ person in 2002, despite decreasing levels of alcohol consumption in the rest of the European Union over this period. The significance and pervasiveness of early-onset alcohol use and misuse is thus a pressing issue, particularly in Ireland.


Item Type:Article
Date:2013
Page Range:pp. 788-90
Publisher:Elsevier
Volume:127
Number:8
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Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption

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