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Exploring the Trajectory and Prevention of Alcohol Use Among Young People from the Perspective of Professional Youth Workers

Hayter, Mark

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Abstract

Excessive alcohol use is a significant health issue. Underage drinking is one expression of excessive alcohol use. Researchers have identified a trajectory of alcohol involvement. Gaps exist in understanding the influences that delay and promote the trajectory of alcohol use among young people. The purpose of this study was to explore the contexts and influences that limited and contributed to the trajectory of alcohol use among young people. A qualitative descriptive design was used. Eight youth workers from a city in Northern England participated in individual audio-recorded
semi-structured interviews. Transcriptions were coded. Data were analyzed within, and across codes, to identify themes. The theme Alcohol is an Expected Part of Life characterized a hypothetical trajectory of alcohol involvement. Fostering Community in Youth Centers characterized how participants’ perceptions informed their work. The results increase understanding of how contexts may influence initiation, promotion and prevention of alcohol use among young people.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2019
Print ISSN 1088-4602
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 2
Pages E5–E6
APA6 Citation Hayter, M. (2019). Exploring the Trajectory and Prevention of Alcohol Use Among Young People from the Perspective of Professional Youth Workers. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 30(2), E5–E6. https://doi.org/10.1097/JAN.0000000000000285
DOI https://doi.org/10.1097/JAN.0000000000000285
Publisher URL https://journals.lww.com/jan/Citation/2019/04000/Exploring_the_Trajectory_and_Prevention_of_Alcohol.14.aspx
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