Alcohol Addiction and Adolescents
... Addiction and Adolescents
The use of alcohol is prevalent among Australian adolescents, and high-risk consumption is a severe and increasing issue. An extensive range of individual, peer, family, school, and community factors have been identified as being possible causes that enable the development of teenage alcohol use and abuse. This paper, consequently, will be exploring the misuse of alcohol among adolescents by, primarily, describing the patterns of teenage alcohol consumption, following which a critical review of current literature will be discussed. Several theories relating to the aetiology of alcohol use will then be analysed, through which an attempt will be made to ident...