The Youth Risk Behavior Survey 7 found that among high school students, during the past 30 days. In general, the risk of youth experiencing these problems is greater for those who binge drink than for those who do not binge drink. Reducing underage drinking will require community-based efforts to monitor the activities of youth and decrease youth access to alcohol. Recent publications by the Surgeon General 1 and the Institute of Medicine 5 outlined many prevention strategies for the prevention of underage drinking, such as enforcement of minimum legal drinking age laws, national media campaigns targeting youth and adults, increasing alcohol excise taxes, reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising, and development of comprehensive community-based programs.
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Long, Jean National survey of youth mental health. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 43, Autumn , pp. Researchers at University College Dublin and Headstrong, the non-profit support organisation, completed a national survey which examined youth mental health. Cannabis use was less common than alcohol use. Nevertheless considerable proportions reported using cannabis at some point in their life and its use increased with increasing age Figure 2. Forty-five per cent of young adults aged 17—25 used cannabis.
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To understand alcohol use trends and alcohol-related harm among youth in South Africa SA between and , and discuss implications for the current alcohol policy process. A review was conducted of 4 national prevalence and 2 sentinel surveillance studies. Data were extracted to Epi Info version 7 and chi-square analyses undertaken. Significant gender differences existed with more males having ever consumed alcohol, engaged in binge drinking, and driven or walked under the influence of alcohol DUI and WUI, respectively. Although SA has made significant strides in alcohol control and prevention of alcohol-related harm over the past decade, early alcohol initiation remains a concern and binge drinking is increasing, especially among females.
Overall, rates of vaping are second only to alcohol among substances surveyed, with Still, the MTF results also contain promising trends, with past-year use of illicit drugs other than marijuana holding steady at the lowest levels in over two decades —6. Among 12th graders, the rate of past-year use of illicit drugs other than marijuana has declined by In some cases, use has dropped to lower levels than ever before.