ERIC Number: ED099707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The New Alcoholics: Teenagers. Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 499.
This brief pamphlet on teenage alcoholism is one in a series published by the Public Affairs Committee. It was designed to give concise and useful information on teenage alcohol problems, and was written for both adults and youth. Statistics are offered as proof that large numbers of American teenagers are already problem drinkers. The current trend in drug use is shifting back toward alcohol, away from experimental drug substances. The pamphlet deals directly with issues such as why youngsters drink, and it arrives at several conclusions on the topic: (1) adult acceptance; (2) search for adulthood; (3) personal problems; and (4) disapproval by adults. The latter section of the text relates suggestions on what can be done by parents and others who are concerned about alcohol abuse, and offers a set of specific rules for parents who want to teach their children how to drink. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Pamphlets, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Social Problems
Public Affairs Pamphlets, 381 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016 (#499, HC $10.35)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Affairs Committee, Inc., New York, NY.