Alcohol Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Windle, Michael
March 2003
Alcohol Research & Health;2003, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p79
Academic Journal
National surveys of adolescents, college students, and other young adults in the United States reveal high rates of alcohol use among these age groups as well as high rates of dangerous drinking practices such as hinge drinking and daily drinking. Additional health-compromising behaviors such as tobacco use and drinking and driving often co-occur with alcohol use in these populations. The physical locations or drinking contexts where alcohol use occurs can predict drinking practices and consequences. This information can be used to identify appropriate targets for effective interventions and social policies.


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