Alcohol Education for Young People: A review of the literature 1983-1992

Caroline Sharp

01 November 1994

This report reviews the literature on alcohol education for young people published between 1983 to 1992. The report presents an overview of the area, describing developments in education programmes in recent years.

The context for education programmes is established by a description of adolescent drinking patterns, and an account of the factors, found to be associated with young people's alcohol use and abuse.

A feature of the report is a critical review of results from evaluation studies which have attempted to measure the impact of alcohol education programmes. A concluding section looks at the relative merits of different approaches, and pinpoints future research needs.

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