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Recent Developments in Alcoholism

Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults. v.17. Studies in German Idealism

Edited by Marc Galanter
Format: Digital
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Imprint: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers
Published: 1st Oct 2004
ISBN-10: 0306486261
ISBN-13: 9780306486265
Barcode No: 9780306486265
Synopsis
Alcohol is the substance most frequently used by youth. According to 2002 data from Monitoring the Future (MTF), a nationally representative survey of youth, 78% of 12th graders, 67% of 10th graders and 47% of 8th graders reported consuming alcohol in their lives. Youth who drink may experience a range of adverse short and long-term consequences including academic problems such as lower grades or school failure, social problems, physical problems such as hangovers or medical illnesses, unwanted or unintended sexual activity, physical and sexual assault, memory problems, increased risk for suicide and homicide, alcohol-related car crashes and death from alcohol poisoning. Clearly, drinking by young people and its consequences presents a significant public health problem which must command attention. This volume of Recent Developments in Alcoholism focusing on alcohol consumption by adolescents and young adults is therefore extremely timely.

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