College students who viewed alcohol advertisements that included objectified images of women were less likely than others to report intentions to intervene in alcohol-facilitated sexual assault situations.
A new study in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British reality television shows.
A new study led by Dr. Matthew Rossheim in George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that Four Loko -- the brand of supersized alcopop most commonly consumed by underage drinkers -- is among the cheapest ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages available in the United States. Due to the link between lower alcohol prices and higher alcohol consumption and related harms, particularly among youth, this is a public health concern.
Alcohol use among Tanzanian youth is rising and the high density of alcohol selling outlets and alcohol advertisements coupled with low enforcement of minimum drinking age laws are likely facilitating this uptick. The volume of alcohol advertising that youth encounter in Tanzania is increasing as competition among global and local alcohol producers intensifies.
Children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking, finds a study from researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.
A team of researchers finds that personal resistance isn't the reason many street persons reject outreach workers' offers of shelter. Instead, it's bureaucratic hurdles that stand in the way.
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. That's the key finding of a new national study led by researchers in the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre in the school of nursing at the University of British Columbia.
The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public. And fewer than half of those who died had triggered a safety protocol for problematic substance use.
Females who identify as sexual minorities face an increased risk of substance use that shows up as early as age 13, suggesting early adolescence is a critical period for prevention and intervention efforts.
New research published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that state alcohol policies may be effective in reducing aggression-related and driving-related harms due to other drinkers, mainly in younger adults.