Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

To drink or not to drink: Motives and expectancies for use and nonuse in adolescence

Sonntag 5. Juni 2011 von htm

Drinking motives have a prominent role in cognitive models of adolescent and adult alcohol decision-making … The complementary construct of motivation not to drink has received less attention. …
We examined how abstinence motives interacted with drinking motives and alcohol expectancies to predict alcohol consumption in samples of US high school students (N > 2,500).
Nondrinking motives predicted lower rates of lifetime and current alcohol use. Motives not to drink interacted with specific drinking motives, like social and coping motives, and alcohol expectancies to predict certain aspects of drinking behavior. For example, motives not to drink had the greatest impact on youth with weaker social motivations.
Findings highlight the distinction between motives not to drink and other alcohol-related cognitions in predicting adolescent alcohol consumption.
This work not only supports the utility of this construct in developing models of youth alcohol-related decision-making but also has implications for prevention programming. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/04/11)

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Georgia: Alcohol the Drug of Choice for Binging Teens

Samstag 22. August 2009 von htm

„New findings by state and federal health officials found that liquor is the most consumed alcoholic beverage among high school students in Georgia, USA, particularly among binge drinkers. And when students do drink, most of the time they do it in another person’s home and obtain the liquor from someone else, according to the study, which examines 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from 2,465 Georgia students in grades 9 through 12. (Source: Harvard World Health News, 8/21/09-) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/21/09

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