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Consequences of an Increase in Availability Due to an Eroded National Alcohol Policy: A Study of Changes in Consumption Patterns and Experienced Alcohol-Related Harm among 17-to 18-year-olds in Southern Sweden, 2003-2005

Stafström, Martin (2007) In Contemporary Drug Problems 34. p.575-588
Abstract
The national Swedish policy on alcohol has been eroded since the country joined the European Union (EU) in 1996, leading to a steep increase in the private import of alcohol. The paper investigates the impact on drinking patterns of the greater availability of alcohol among adolescents. Two cross-sectional data sets, collected in 2003 (n = 2,760) and 2005 (n = 2,031) in schools in southern Sweden, were used in the analyses. The proportion of students reporting that they often or always consumed imported alcohol increased 31% between 2003 and 2005. Comparing the data between the two samples revealed a significant decrease in binge drinking between the two surveys. The increased availability of alcohol among 17–18-year-olds in southern... (More)
The national Swedish policy on alcohol has been eroded since the country joined the European Union (EU) in 1996, leading to a steep increase in the private import of alcohol. The paper investigates the impact on drinking patterns of the greater availability of alcohol among adolescents. Two cross-sectional data sets, collected in 2003 (n = 2,760) and 2005 (n = 2,031) in schools in southern Sweden, were used in the analyses. The proportion of students reporting that they often or always consumed imported alcohol increased 31% between 2003 and 2005. Comparing the data between the two samples revealed a significant decrease in binge drinking between the two surveys. The increased availability of alcohol among 17–18-year-olds in southern Sweden has led to a polarization of drinking patterns. Based on the results it may be suggested that alcohol consumption in the studied population may be independent of availability. (Less)
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  author       = {Stafström, Martin},
  issn         = {0091-4509},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {575--588},
  series       = {Contemporary Drug Problems},
  title        = {Consequences of an Increase in Availability Due to an Eroded National Alcohol Policy: A Study of Changes in Consumption Patterns and Experienced Alcohol-Related Harm among 17-to 18-year-olds in Southern Sweden, 2003-2005},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2007},
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