HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth

  • Many underage youth obtain their alcohol through social sources.
  • A new study examines shoulder tapping, where an underage person approaches a stranger outside of an alcohol establishment and asks this person to purchase alcohol for him or her.
  • A high percentage of young males appear willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth.
Many high school students consume alcohol both regularly and heavily. Most of them obtain alcohol from social sources of alcohol, individuals who illegally provide alcohol to youth, as opposed to commercial sources. One of the first studies of social sources of alcohol has found that a high percentage of young males were willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth.

Results are published in the July issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Many types of social sources of alcohol are used by underage youth, including parents, parents of friends, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, siblings, and even strangers approached outside of alcohol establishments, said Traci L. Toomey, associate professor at the University of Minnesota and corresponding author for the study. This can occur in a variety of settings, including private residences, at parties, in public settings, at sporting events, and community events. Yet what may seem innocuous can lead to many problems, including traffic crashes, assaults, sexually transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancies.

Although they drink less frequently, added Joel Grube, director and senior research scientist at the Prevention Research Center, youth are more likely than adults to drink heavily and to the point of intoxication. Overall, it has been estimated that the costs of underage drinking in the U.S. are as much as $61.9 billion annually in medical costs, lost life years, and lost productivity.

Little research has addressed the social provision of alcohol, added Toomey. One of the challen
'"/>


25-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Young childrens taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
2. W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
3. Young Australian scientist honored at international meeting
4. Ren receives IADR Young Investigator Award
5. Young women unfamiliar with safety, effectiveness of IUD
6. Young infants should not be left unattended to sleep in car safety seats
7. Younger African American women at significantly higher risk for breast cancer
8. Young brainy students create world first
9. Young teens see pregnancy as a way to enhance relationships
10. W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2006 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research
11. Koo receives IADR Young Investigator Award

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/10/2019)... ... January 10, 2019 , ... Mount ... Chamber Music Society at the United Nations Staff Recreation Council in support of ... to provide complementary services including music, art, massage, and pet therapies to increase ...
(Date:1/10/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... January 10, 2019 , ... ... today that it has partnered with MD101, a regulatory consulting company that serves ... have core expertise in servicing companies in the medical device and healthcare industries. ...
(Date:1/10/2019)... ... 10, 2019 , ... GoGreen Hemp is excited to break ... CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. ... that are naturally present in the body to produce desirable effects consistent with ...
(Date:1/8/2019)... NEW YORK (PRWEB) , ... January 08, 2019 , ... ... its new Hybrid-Responsive™ website: https://www.west10thdental.com . , According to Dr. Demetrios Sengos, founder ... striving to provide them with the latest in dental care by always keeping up ...
(Date:1/8/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... January 08, ... ... established leader in sterile compounding, announced that they now have Norepinephrine in ... Facility. These concentrated, sterile solutions (in concentrations that are not commercially available) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/14/2019)... ... January 15, 2019 , ... Sigma Theta Tau International ... Book of the Year Awards. These awards are regarded as one of the most ... year, the AJN Book of the Year competition has recognized Sigma for the last ...
(Date:1/11/2019)... ... 11, 2019 , ... According to research, acupuncture can quickly and effectively treat ... now able to receive the respiratory treatment they need at its Houston clinic. , ... of imbalance as well. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can treat a wide range of ...
(Date:1/10/2019)... , ... January 10, 2019 , ... ... company providing nutrition and lifestyle solutions, will crown the U.S. winner of its ... 15 finalists include: Andrea Carrara of Palm Beach, Florida; Barbara Lingle of Winterville, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: