ERIC Number: EJ694672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Serving Alcohol at Home: What Do Most People Do? Findings from a 2001 Ontario Adult Survey
Anglin, Lise; Giesbrecht, Norman; Ialomiteanu, Anca; Grand, Larry; Mann, Robert; McAllister, Janet
Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, v11 n1 p21-33 Feb 2004
In Ontario, some court cases have involved attempts to sue social hosts for damage caused by the behaviour of drunken guests. Such legal actions give rise to the question of risks and responsibilities accruing to social hosts who serve alcohol. Using a sample of 1395 male and female adult residents of Ontario, the authors present self-report survey data concerning frequency of serving alcohol to guests, methods of handling guests who have too much to drink, prevention of drunk driving, service of alcohol to underage persons, and offering food and non-alcoholic drinks when serving alcohol at home. The results show high levels of intended safe practices overall, along with some areas for concern. Notably, about one-third of the total sample had had guests judged to be too drunk to drive home safely. A multivariate analysis confirmed significant differences associated with sex and age. The authors recommend the creation and evaluation of programmes to upgrade home-hosting skills as an adjunct to systemic alcohol control policies.
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Identifiers - Location: Canada