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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CONFERENCE AAA-PREVENT Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe

Monday 25 February, 2013

EUROCARE secretariat, Rue Archimede 17, 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

This is the final conference of the EC funded project Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe (AAA-Prevent).
The consumption of alcohol among young people in Europe has risen during the past years. Several studies indicate that one quarter to one third of all adolescents drink alcohol. Not only the number of young people drinking alcohol is growing; problematic drinking (e.g. drunkenness and binge drinking) is an issue of growing importance. Especially among 12 to 14 year olds the use of alcohol has increased.

During this three year project the AAA-Prevent research team studied the alcohol-use among European adolescents and identified and analyzed risk factors which influence the initiation of this alcohol-use. The research team confronted the study of outcomes and risk factors with different possible effective strategies for the prevention of alcohol abuse among adolescents in different European countries. They analyzed existing environmental strategies at different governance levels. The results are presented in the book ‘Alcohol-use Among Adolescents in Europe; Environmental Research and Preventive Actions’.

The final project conference will be held on Monday, 25 February, 2013 at Eurocare's premises in Brussels. The aim of the conference is to disseminate the findings of this large-scale research study to a broad European audience of researchers, practitioners and policy makers.  > > > >  Read More