Navigation Links
Do we need alcohol prevention programs for 'tweens?'
Date:4/2/2008

The article examined a large study of six grade students across a metropolitan area, to see which factors distinguished young alcohol users from nonusers, including even their stated intentions regarding future alcohol use. Understanding that early alcohol use can affect development during a crucial time in life and can cause significant problems later, the researchers explored some current teen alcohol abuse prevention programs, concluding that even earlier intervention is imperative. The study looked at both positive and negative influences affecting early drinking, including such things as:

  • Parental influences, including communication, monitoring, and expectations

  • Peer influences, peers actual alcohol use and kids perceptions of peer use

  • The environment, access to alcohol, owning and wearing alcohol-related items

  • Kids involvement in sports, religious and other extra-curricular activities

  • Use of other substances, including tobacco and marijuana

Early users of alcohol are already at very high risk and earlier intervention is critical to alter risk factors while students are in their tweens, write the authors. Although some research has been done in the primary prevention of developmental problems with tweens, the data suggests that a specific focus on particular alcohol-related risk factors is also needed to affect those at highest risk for teen alcohol use.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrea Rulfo
media.inquiries@sagepub.com
805-410-7150
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Brain DNA remodeled in alcoholism
2. Hospitality tops list of industries with highest rates of alcohol problems
3. Some moms quit cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol during pregnancy, but dads dont
4. Alcohol consumption and polymorphisms of cytochromes P4502E1 are high risks for ESCC
5. Moderate alcohol consumption in middle age can lower cardiac risk
6. Research Shows Alcohol Can Benefit the Hearts of New Drinkers
7. U of Minn researchers find primary alcohol prevention programs are needed for tweens
8. Alcoholics underestimate the risk of bleeding
9. Gene variant predicts medication response in patients with alcohol dependence
10. Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure
11. Parental Drinking Boosts Teen Alcohol Risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to healthcare, there is ... than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and patients are working ... and research on the importance of active engagement with patients and members of the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , ... Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize ... providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of ... baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a ... amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness ... cancer risks. ... Oncology calculated that more than 10 million American ... mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... IRVING, Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   ... industry with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, ... industry news and information. The Newsroom is ... chain and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, ... Besides having access to a wealth of resources at ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional ... ®. The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with ... ONETRAC provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: