Environmental and Contextual Considerations

September 2004
Alcohol Research & Health;2004/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p155
Academic Journal
A number of environmental factors can influence an adolescent's risk for drinking, including parenting styles, an adolescent's choice of peer groups, and even whether he or she is active in after-school activities. Alcohol advertising, the price of alcohol, and the degree to which underage drinking laws are enforced also play a role. It is difficult to establish the degree to which alcohol use is influenced by environmental factors. This article describes some of the environmental influences that may increase the risk for underage drinking. INSET: SOCIAL POLICY AND LAW..


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