Document Number: 6542Youth Drinking Rates and Problems: A Comparison of European Countries and the United States - It is a commonly held perception that American young people drink more frequently and experience more alcohol-related problems than do their European counterparts. This report compares data between the United States and 35 European countries, and finds that: (1) a greater percentage of young people from nearly all European countries report drinking in the past 30 days; (2) for a majority of these European countries, a greater percentage of young people report having five of more drinks in a row; and (3) a great majority of the European countries have higher intoxication rates among young people than the United States and less than a quarter had lower rates or equivalent rates to the United States. (Joel Grube, The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center, May 2005)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)