The Rowntree Foundation Trust have issued two new report on young peoples drinking in the UK
The first, ‘The influence of family and friends on young people’s drinking’ by Arun Sondhi and Claire Turner is a round-up report examining family and friendship influences on young people’s drinking habits, in order to shed light on how the negative aspects of young people’s drinking culture in the UK might be changed.
Drawing on five research projects, it concludes that:
prevention and harm reduction approaches need to take into account how family circumstances vary;
public health messages need to connect more with the realities of parents’ attitudes and practices;
interventions should consider group behaviour, not just individuals’ behaviour;
the need for more appealing spaces for young people to socialise require further consideration.