Author: Sharon Arpa

Young people’s health and well-being is an important issue, and alcohol use among young people has been widely discussed in terms of its associated physical, psychological and social harms. Such consequences may be seen immediately, through increased risk of violence, accidents and injuries, and unprotected sex, or they may manifest later in adolescence or adulthood. A number of national and international policies and laws aim to reduce alcohol use and risky alcohol consumption patterns among youth, including the National Alcohol Policy. So how do we know about the extent and nature of alcohol use among young people, and what do…

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