Library Search Results for underage drinking

Revisiting “What They Think”: Adolescent Drinking and the Importance of Peer Beliefs

Author:Daniel T. Ragan

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:Underage drinking is more prevalent than other types of drug+

use among adolescents and is often the result of peer influence and beliefs. This study examines the ways in which peer beliefs about alcohol consumption, particularly moral approval and positive expectations, shape an individual’s behaviors and impact the development of alcohol use. The study analyzes four years of data on 11,000 students in Pennsylvania and Iowa communities as they progress from 6th to 9th grade. The author finds that adolescents tend to become friends with others who hold similar beliefs related to peer drinking, and alcohol use contributes to popularity among other teens. Additionally, adolescents whose friends approve of delinquent acts are more likely to hold the same beliefs and even engage in such acts, and those with friends who drink are more likely to associate alcohol with positive outcomes.  
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Notes from the Field: Maricopa County, AZ

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This profile provides a summary of status offense system reform+

in Maricopa County, AZ, including the creation of a citation court to divert youth alleged of status offenses from traditional court proceedings and the expansion of an existing truancy program. The profile includes a summary of the county's planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general program outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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Underage Drinking: A Research Brief

Author:Ashley Jackson

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:Underage drinking is considered a status offense in 11 states. While+

some youth may experiment without consequence, for others, drinking can lead to serious problems, such as accidental injury, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. This research brief summarizes what is known about underage drinking – its causes, effects, and interventions designed to address the behavior. The document is based on a review of academic journal articles, government reports, and policy briefs.
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Alcohol as a Gateway Drug: A Study of US 12th Graders

Author:Tristan Kirby and Adam Barry

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:Using the Gateway Drug Theory that argues that licit drug+

use (tobacco and alcohol) are a "gateway" to other drug use, researchers attempt to better understand which drug in particular is the gateway drug through a sample of high school seniors. Results from a secondary analysis of the 2008 Monitoring the Future 12th-grade data indicated that alcohol represented the "gateway" drug, leading to the use of tobacco, marijuana, and other illicit substances.
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Underage Drinking: Frequency, Consequences, and Interventions

Author:Ralph Hingson, Jean-Pacal Assailly, and Allan Williams

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2004

Abstract:Researchers aimed to examine the prevalence and trends of underage drinking,+

drinking and driving, alcohol-related accidents, and interventions. They concluded that despite research showing that a variety of interventions can reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related crash fatalities, the frequency of these behaviors remains high and the average age of drinking initiation is declining in the United States.
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Factors Related to Adolescent Drinking in Appalachia

Author:Jessica Hamilton, Melody Noland, Richard Riggs, and David Mullineaux

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:Researchers analyzed the relationships between parental monitoring, perceptions of drinking+

among peers, and underage drinking among a sample of over 600 12th graders. Findings revealed that parental monitoring and perceptions of peer drinking were predictors of drinking.
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Social Influences on the Clustering of Underage Risky Drinking and its Consequences in Communities

Author:Beth Reboussin, Eun Young Song, and Mark Wolfson

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:This study aimed to analyze whether clustering of underage risky+

drinking would rise if community perceptions of underage drinking were shared and if the context and setting of drinking had an impact on increases in underage drinking.
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Exploring Gender-Specific Trends in Underage Drinking Across Adolescent Age Groups and Measures of Drinking: Is Girls’ Drinking Catching Up with Boys’?

Author:Hua Zhong and Jennifer Schwartz

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:Researchers examined alcohol use among girls, arrest data using Uniform+

Crime Reports (UCR), and self-reported data from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) national survey data. Findings revealed that drinking patterns among girls have not become more prevalent or problematic, drinking behaviors across all ages have witnessed reductions and there have been no significant changes in underage drinking in the gender gap.
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Results From the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings

Author:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration+

(SAMHSA), this is a primary source that houses data collected during an annual survey of drug and alcohol use. All Findings presented are from national face-to-face interviews of individuals over the age of 12 at their residence.
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2011

Author:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2011

Abstract:The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) tracked health-risk behaviors+

among youth in grades 9-12 through a national survey of 43 states at 21 large urban schools in 2011. The YRBSS found that a number of high school students are involved in health-risk behaviors that could lead to more complications later in life.
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