Drug and Alcohol Review

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Edited By: Professor Robin Room

Impact Factor: 2.405

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 13/34 (Substance Abuse (Social Science))

Online ISSN: 1465-3362

Reducing Alcohol Use and Related Harms in Young People


Alcohol consumption is a major avoidable risk factor for death and disability, accounting for an estimated 3.8% of deaths and 4.6% of disability adjusted life years globally. The onset of this disability begins in the teenage years, when young people start drinking, and extends through adulthood. This virtual issue focuses on interventions that can be used to reduce drinking and related harms among young people. It includes evidence that prevention programs can work, including new and innovative internet-based interventions, social media interventions and serious computer games. Recent research on the effectiveness of broader community-based strategies is also canvassed.

Read all articles in the virtual issue:

Australian school-based prevention programs for alcohol and other drugs: A systematic review
Maree Teesson, Nicola C. Newton and Emma L. Barrett

A systematic review of school-based alcohol and other drug prevention programs facilitated by computers or the Internet
Katrina E. Champion, Nicola C. Newton, Emma L. Barrett and Maree Teesson

A systematic review of computerised serious educational games about alcohol and other drugs for adolescents
Daniel M. Rodriguez, Maree Teesson and Nicola C. Newton

Using Facebook to deliver a social norm intervention to reduce problem drinking at university
Brad Ridout and Andrew Campbell

The Swedish six-community alcohol and drug prevention trial: Effects on youth drinking
Mats Hallgren and Sven Andréasson

Good choices, great future: An applied theatre prevention program to reduce alcohol-related risky behaviours during Schoolies
Lake-Hui Quek, Angela White, Christine Low, Judith Brown, Nigel Dalton, Debbie Dow and Jason P. Connor

Reducing youth violence related to student parties: Findings from a community intervention project in Stockholm
Mats Ramstedt, Håkan Leifman, Daniel Müller, Erica Sundin and Thor Norström

Parental supply of alcohol and adolescent risky drinking
Conor Gilligan, Kypros Kypri, Natalie Johnson, Marita Lynagh and Stephanie Love

Alcohol and young people: What the legislation says about access and secondary supply
Ann M. Roche, Tania Steenson and Rachel Andrew

My cup runneth over: Young people's lack of knowledge of low-risk drinking guidelines
Richard O. De Visser, and Julian D. Birch

Which alcohol control strategies do young people think are effective?
Richard O. de Visser, Angie Hart, Charles Abraham, Anjum Memon, Rebecca Graber and Tom Scanlon

‘An unacceptable risk’: the problem of alcoholic milk
Geoffrey Munro, and Anne Learmonth

A qualitative exploration of the effects of increasing the minimum purchase age of alcohol in Thailand
Rupali J. Limaye, Bangorn Srirojn, Pam Lilleston, Apinun Aramrattana, Nicholas Thomson, David D. Celentano and Susan G. Sherman

The role of family, friends and peers in Australian adolescent's alcohol consumption
Sandra C. Jones and Christopher A. Magee

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