A positive choice: young people who drink little or no alcohol: summary

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Herring, Rachel; Bayley, Mariana; Hurcombe, Rachel
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
1 August 2012
Substance Misuse, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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Young people’s drinking is a matter of social, media and political concern. Despite a policy focus on drinking, one-fifth of young people aged 16-24 do not drink alcohol and 11 per cent drink less than one unit a week. Knowledge and understanding of choices and how young people manage their choices is limited. Nor has much consideration been given to the usefulness of the insights of young non- and light drinkers in how the prevailing drinking culture might be changed. This study used in-depth interviews with young people aged 16-25 who drink little or no alcohol to further understanding of their choices, learn from them and identify ways to support their choices.

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