AAA-PREVENT

Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 242204
EC contribution
: € 1,601,589.00
Duration
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2010
Keywords
: Alcohol prevention juveniles Europe problematic drinking pattern
Project web-site
: -

The consumption of alcohol among young people in Europe has risen during the past years. Several studies indicate that one quarter to one third of all adolescents drink alcohol. Not only the number of young people drinking alcohol is growing; problematic drinking (e.g. drunkenness and binge drinking) is an issue of growing importance. The use of alcohol especially increased among 12 to 14 year olds.

This research project (Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe) is built upon a previous survey of self reported delinquency and substance (ab)use among young people in 30 countries. This project will be restricted to 25 European countries. The project aims to study the different possible effective strategies for the prevention of alcohol abuse among adolescents in different European countries. It will analyse existing environmental strategies at different governance levels and confront these with outcomes of a study identifying and analysing risk factors which influence the initiation of alcohol use among young people in Europe. The (intermediate) outcomes of the proposed study will be largely disseminated through regional seminars of experts and stakeholders in different European regions and through a web based prevention policy guideline.


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