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The Latest about Alcohol


Televised Alcohol Advertising and Quantity of Youth Consumption

A recent study explored the relationship between the quantity of brand-specific advertising exposure and quantity of brand-specific consumption. Sampling 1,031 young drinkers ages 13-20, researchers found that increased advertisement by a specific brand was positively associated with the consumption of that advertised brand. “Amount of Televised Alcohol Advertising Exposure and the Quantity of Alcohol...

Link between young women's beliefs on alcohol use and sex

Alcohol use is widespread among young adults. Seventy percent of adults aged 18 to 24 drink alcohol in the U.S., with 40 percent of women consuming more than the recommended daily limit of 3 drinks per day. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine wanted to understand how one’s beliefs about alcohol...

The Availability of Substances in Adolescents Associated with Use

A recent study examined the availability of substances in the home during adolescence and its influence on substance use in young adulthood. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, researchers found the availability of substances in the home affects young adult substance use and substance use in later young adulthood. The...

Parental Behavior and Adolescent Binge Drinking

A recent study examined the relationship between parental behaviors and adolescents’ likelihood of binge drinking. Researchers used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and found that low parental monitoring, low parental warmth, parent alcohol use, and parent expectancies regarding their children’s alcohol use were associated with higher incidence of adolescent binge...

Adolescent alcohol, marijuana use leads to poor academic performance, health problems

Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol during middle school and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school, according to a new RAND Corporation study that followed a group of students over a seven-year period. However, the study found marijuana use was predictive of poorer...

Adolescent Exposure to Alcohol Advertising in Southern California

Adolescents in Southern California are exposed to an average of 3.1 alcohol advertisements every day, with African Americans and Hispanics regularly exposed to the highest amount of such advertising and girls exposed to 30 percent more alcohol ads than boys, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Over a 10-month period in 2013, 589 Los...