Adolescents and alcohol misuse
G Hussein Rassool Professor of Addiction and Mental Health, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Julie Winnington Team Leader, Inpatient Detoxification Unit (Addiction), Wickham Park House, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, Kent
Alcohol misuse is regarded as a major public health issue, which results in more health-related problems than tobacco and illicit substances. Alcohol misuse among adolescents is on the increase and excessive drinking is associated with psychological, social and physical harm to the individual, family and society.
Nursing Standard. 17, 30,46-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.04.17.30.46.c3373
Published in print: 09 April 2003Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review