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Acceptability and Impact of Measures Regulating Alcohol Consumption Among Adolescents in Spain: Opinions of Adolescents, Parents, and Teachers

NCJ Number
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse Volume: 22 Issue: 4 Dated: September - October 2013 Pages: 321-339
Joan Carles March-Cerda; Alina Danet; Maria Angeles Prieto-Rodriguez; Amelia Martin-Barato; Manuela Lopez-Doblas; Nuria Luque-Martin
Date Published
September 2013
19 pages
This article describes the acceptability and opinion on the impact of measures regulating alcohol consumption among minors in Spain, from the point of view of the adolescents, parents, and teachers.
The participants123 students, teachers, and parents from 6 Spanish autonomous communitiestake part in a qualitative survey (focal groups and interviews) and in a quantitative part measuring levels of agreement with 17 anti-alcohol measures. The study shows the existence of widespread agreement with the measures, although the impact of regulations is considered to be low. Adolescents welcome administrative measures, and parents and teachers prefer the regulation of sales, consumption, and advertising. Collaboration between the social actors involved in the prevention and control of alcohol consumption among minors and regulations based on heightening the sense of responsibility of all groups forms the basis for effective anti-alcohol regulations. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.