teen alcohol abuse

Posted on August 13, 2013 in Teen Drinking

Young People Not Prepared to Self-Assess Drinking

Alcohol is a pervasive part of teen culture. A new report from Britain shows that part of the problem is that young people are not very good at judging how much alcohol they consume. This leads to unsafe levels of drinking.

The British survey, conducted through the University of Sussex, polled people between the ages of 18 and 25 about what they knew and what they believed concerning drinking safely.  Participants were questioned about what constitutes safe and unsafe drinking and about their understanding of government drinking guidelines.

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