Social influences on adolescent and young adult alcohol use

Melissa A. Lewis, Clayton Neighbors, Kristen P. Lindgren, Kaitlin G. Buckingham, Melissa Hoang

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Abstract

Many adolescents and young adults engage in drinking behavior, which result in acute and chronic negative consequences (e.g., unintentional injuries, arguments, unplanned and/or unprotected sexual activities, trouble with police/authorities, poor academic/work performance, suicide, and death), and alcohol dependence. Social influence is foremost among the causes attributed to the initiation and maintenance of alcohol use during this period. This book reviews a number of prominent theories of social influence that are directly relevant to drinking behavior among adolescents and young adults.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages80
ISBN (Print)9781617280320
StatePublished - 2010

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