Tagged: Youth Alcohol Use

REPORT: Using Emergency Medical Services Utilization Rates to Measure the Success of an Alcohol Amnesty Policy

Implementation of a MAGS policy was not associated with a significant change in the number of alcohol-related EMS responses. It is unclear if these results reflect ineffective policy implementation or a general reduction in on-campus alcohol consumption…

NEWS: California, USA: On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Apps Harm Youth

The government fo California says on-demand delivery apps are driving a surge in alcohol deliveries to minors during COVID-19.
A new investigation by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) department of the state of California found that on-demand alcohol delivery apps harm youth by delivering alcohol to minors. The problem appears to be growing and is a serious concern due to the dangers associated with under-age alcohol consumption…

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: New Findings From the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey: Social Media, Social Determinants, and Mental Health

This supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health highlights research from the latest Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2017–2018 survey, which includes data from 45 countries across Europe and North America. The articles in the supplement, cover the social determinants of health, social media, mentalhealth, and other aspects of adolescent well-being…

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Consumes Less Alcohol During Coronavirus Crisis

A new survey into alcohol consumption patterns in Sweden has found that youth consumes less alcohol during the Corona crisis. The survey conducted by Norstat on behalf of Systembolaget found, 18% Swedes report consuming less alcohol, 
30% Swedes aged 17 to 29 report consuming less alcohol…

REPORT: Associations between Levels of Alcohol Use, Gender-Specific Neurobehaviors and Mental Distress in College Students

The common responses in young men and women with high alcohol use are reflective of a hyperactive limbic system. The different responses involve cognitive aptitudes, typically controlled by cortical regions and affected by levels of brain connectivity known to be dissimilar between men and women…

REPORT: Associations Between Alcohol Use, Gender-Specific Neurobehaviors and Mental Distress in College Students

Binge alcohol use is associated with poor academic behaviors and performance. Heavy alcohol use induces molecular changes and neurobehaviors that support use of other substances and alter cognitive functions. The purpose of this study was to compare neurobehaviors and academic effort among college students with low alcohol use to those of high alcohol consumption and build conceptual models that represent the integration of the different variables.
The common responses in young men and women with high alcohol use are reflective of a hyperactive limbic system. The different responses involve cognitive aptitudes, typically controlled by cortical regions and affected by levels of brain connectivity known to be dissimilar between men and women…

REPORT: Negative Consequences of Substance Use in European University Students

In contrast to North American data, European university students tended to experience consequences that are associated with lower level health risks rather than more severe consequences (e.g., driving under the influence and physical injury). Harm prevention and reduction interventions for students should be targeted towards those consequences that are most salient to the target group to ensure feedback is relevant and potentially more effective in changing students’ substance use behaviours…

NEWS: Africa: Big Alcohol Making Inroads

In Africa Big Alcohol is making inroads with their efforts to convert alcohol abstainers to consumers, specifically targeting the middle class and youth. The World Health Organization is alarmed.
Alcohol use and related problems, including addiction, is spreading fast in Africa – driven by multinational alcohol industry giants in pursuit of profits. The situation has gotten worse over the years due to accelerating urbanization and economic development leading to bigger disposable incomes of people…

NEWS: USA: Youth Stay Alcohol-Free Longer

Results from a new study has found in the United States (USA), kids stay alcohol-free longer. This means age of initiation has gone up. The study published in JAMA Pediatrics found between 2004 and 2017, age of starting alcohol and tobacco use for teens rose from 16 to 17 years…