Adolescent Drinking Patterns Across Countries: Associations with Alcohol Policies
Alcohol and Alcoholism , 07/18/2012
Gilligan C et al. – The authors found that a non–significant trend existed whereby higher prices and stronger alcohol controls were associated with a lower proportion of weekly drinking but a higher proportion of drunkenness. It is important that future research explores the causal relationships between alcohol policy measures and alcohol consumption patterns to determine whether strict policies do in fact have any beneficial effect on drinking patterns, or rather, lead to rebellion and an increased prevalence of binge drinking.