ERIC Number: EJ592668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Alcohol Use and Abuse as a Rite of Passage.
Butler, Edward R.
Reaching Today's Youth: The Community Circle of Caring Journal, v3 n1 p18-23 Fall 1998
Rites of passage are a normal part of a young person's growth from adolescence to adulthood and many are marked with the use and abuse of alcohol. Describes three phases of the rites of passage (separation, liminal, and reincorporation) that youth undergo. Suggests that educators and advisors help them create meaningful rituals without resorting to dangerous behaviors. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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