Other Names: Alcohol consumption by children and young people
Excessive consumption of alcohol by adolescents
Unobserved drinking age laws
Incidence: In the literature dealing with alcohol toxicomania, papers concerning alcoholism in minors are quite exceptional. This is due to the fact that adult drinkers do not like to admit that they often used to consume alcohol long before reaching adult age. (In a test survey, of 400 adults, 87% gave a mendacious answer). Another reason is that minors who drink very rarely come under professional anti-alcoholic care because their relatives often adopt a tolerant attitude towards them. Neither does the majority of the anti-alcoholic corps show any special interest in the work with under-age drunkenness, since such work requires not only experience with toxicomaniacs but also knowledge of psychology and psychiatry of children and adolescents.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 03.02.2000 – 00:00 CET