Tagged: Adolescent Alcohol Use

REPORT: Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Children and Young People’s Exposure to Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship

This report examines the available evidence on the nature and extent of alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Australia, and the impact of exposure to alcohol advertising and sponsorship on children and young people’s drinking attitudes and behaviour. The studies are consistent in showing that exposure of children and young people to alcohol advertising and sponsorship is associated with earlier age of initiation of alcohol use in previously non-users, and more heavy alcohol use in children and young people who are already consuming alcohol…

REPORT: Alcohol Related Condom-Less Sex Among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda

alcohol related condom-less sex was associated with binge alcohol use and sex work. These findings emphasize unmet needs of this population. Strategies seeking to prevent teenage alcohol use, particularly delaying initial alcohol use, may be beneficial for reducing alcohol related condom-less sex in this population…

REPORT: Parental Alcohol Use and the Alcohol Misuse of their Children in Finland

The findings indicated that parents’ alcohol use was stable from the prenatal period to adolescence. Mothers’ and fathers’ (based on mothers’ perceptions) alcohol use during the prenatal period and adolescence were directly related to adolescents’ heavy alcohol use…

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REPORT: Normalization of the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Among Teens

The adolescents’ explanations for abstaining indicated a devaluation in the social position of alcohol among younger adolescents. Being alcohol-free was described as majority behaviour and fitting in with a life orientation towards both present‐day and future achievement. Their accounts pointed towards a normative effect of age limits on buying alcohol and highlighted the significance of emotional closeness and open communication about alcohol with parents. The results indicate a differentiated normalisation of being alcohol-free in this age group…

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Welcome Parental Talks About Alcohol

Youth in Sweden welcome parental talks about alcohol according to a new IQ survey. The survey conducted by Norstat and commissioned by IQ questioned 528 Swedish young people aged between 14 to 17 years. The results found, 93% think it is good if parents talk to them about alcohol, 97% think it is good if parents are available for an emergency, and 89% think parents should not be consuming that much alcohol…

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REPORT: Similar Countries, Similar Factors? Studying the Decline of Adolescent Binge Alcohol Use

The decline in adolescent heavy episodic alcohol use in Finland, Norway and Sweden between 1999 and 2015 appears to be associated with a decline in adolescent daily smoking and perceived access to alcohol and an increase in parental control…

REPORT: Alcoholic Beverage Preferences among Teenagers in Finland before and after the 2018 Alcohol Law Change

The law change bringing strong alcopops, beer and cider into grocery stores increased their consumption – especially among the under-aged. Comprehensive measures including taxation, restrictions on advertising and sales affecting the population total consumption are also likely to remain the keys to reducing alcohol consumption among adolescents. In addition, effective age-limit control and sanctions against neglecting age-restriction enforcement are needed…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Uses Influencers Fighting for Gen Z

Big Alcohol is losing its grip on the younger generations but crafting more personal connections is a new key tool to convert a new generation to alcohol consumers. Brands enlist macro and micro influencers or key opinion leaders (KOLs) to reach target markets in the form of communities…

NEWS: Australia: Health Experts Support Laws Regulating On-Demand Liquor Delivery

Health experts from Australia at the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council in Tasmania (ATDC) express strong support for laws regulating on-demand liquor delivery. The ATDC is supporting tougher measures after a study by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) found current regulations were failing to protect minors…

NEWS: Baltics, Sweden: Teenagers Consume Less Alcohol

A new study has found that now, school children consume less alcohol in Estonia comparative to 2003. Master’s thesis by Daisy Kudre compared alcohol use patterns of Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Finnish and Swedish 15 and 16 year olds between 2003 and 2015. The study found that both boys and girls in Estonia are now consuming less alcohol than in 2003…