How to best support young people who are concerned about their drinking....
31 Mar 2014
The Youth’07: Young People and Alcohol report (2011) commissioned by the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) found that there were a number of students who were worried about their drinking practices and that some of these had tried to cut back or give up. Concerned to learn more and to understand how to best support these young people ALAC (now HPA) commissioned the Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG) to explore the Youth’07 survey data further. A qualitative study was also undertaken to canvas young people’s experiences of what assists them and what doesn’t in managing their alcohol consumption.