A positive choice: young people who drink little or no alcohol

Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana and Hurcombe, Rachel (2012) A positive choice: young people who drink little or no alcohol. Project Report. Jospeh Rowntree Foundation, York.

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This study examined the lives and choices of young
people (aged 16-25) living in the UK who drink little
or no alcohol.
Current policy is directed at young people who drink alcohol with little
attention paid to the insights of those who drink lightly or not at all. The
influences that shape young people’s decisions and how their choices and
patterns of consumption affect their lives were explored through interviews.
The report:
• examines current drinking patterns and identifies five ‘drinking types’;
• highlights that choosing not to drink alcohol or to drink lightly is a
commonplace and positive choice;
• explores the influences and experiences that led young people to their
choices and identifies three ‘narratives’ encapsulating their journeys;
• considers the strategies and responses young people employ to manage
not drinking or drinking lightly; and
• critically examines the widely held assumption that drinking is part of
‘growing up’ and discusses how ‘not drinking’ could be supported as a valid

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: ISBN 9781859359242 (pdf)
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 9333
Notes on copyright: All rights reserved. Reproduction of this report by photocopying or electronic means for non-commercial purposes is permitted. Otherwise, no part of this report may be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Depositing User: Rachel Herring
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:24
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9333

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