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Patterns of Alcohol Consumption among the Young: High School, College, and General Population Studies

  • Henry Wechsler

Abstract

Today, the drinking of alcoholic beverages is a popular and generally accepted social activity in American society. Although widespread throughout the population, the extent and frequency of alcohol consumption is known to differ among population subgroups. One of the findings in epidemiological studies of alcohol use is that young adults exhibit the highest frequency and the greatest quantity of alcohol consumption of all age groups (Room, 1972: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1975).

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Alcohol Consumption High School Student Alcoholic Beverage Senior High School Drinking Pattern 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Wechsler
    • 1
  1. 1.The Medical Foundation, Inc.BostonUSA

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