Environmental Influences on Young Adult Drinking

Wagenaar, Alexander C.; Toomey, Traci L.; Lenk, Kathleen M.
December 2004
Alcohol Research & Health;2004/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p230
Academic Journal
Policy measures intended to con trol alcohol use and related problems have seldom been specifically targeted toward the entire group of young people between the ages of 18 and 25. Research evaluating these policies also tends not to focus on the 18-25 age group but, rather, on 18- to 20- year-olds or the adult population as a whole. Furthermore, some studies of alcohol con trol policies are cross-sectional and thus can offer only tentative information about the causes of results observed Despite these limitations, the current literature does offer evidence for the effectiveness of particular alcohol con trol measures deserving of trials and further study among young adults. These measures affect the availability of alcohol, social messages about alcohol, and enforcement of current laws. INSET: REDUCING DRINKING-DRIVING AMONG YOUNGߪ..


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