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It Takes A Village to Curb Teenage Alcohol Use


It Takes A Village to Curb Teenage Alcohol Use
Psych Central
January 13, 2013

Living in a caring community may help curb teenage alcohol use, according to new research.  For the study, researchers at Penn State evaluated how seven categories of risk and protective factors can predict teen alcohol use. “We found that when you put all of the major risk and protective factors into the same predictive model, certain risk factors, such as antisocial peer risk, tended to be more highly predictive of alcohol use than other factors, like positive school experiences,” said research leader Damon Jones, Ph.D.  The researchers also discovered that individual, family and peer risk factors, as well as the community protective factor, each moderately predicted alcohol use.

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Keywords: teenage, alcohol, community, risk factors, protective factors

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