A study was conducted on 52 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who drank little to no alcohol. After in-depth interviews with each person, researchers were able to find out which alcohol prevention messages had an impact on young people.
According to the study, “the strongest alcohol prevention messages came from real life observations such as good parent models, seeing negative effects of alcohol on others and the negative impact on their sport and education performance.”
A majority of the interviewees did not see a problem with drinking alcohol, however believed that each person should know his or her limit in terms of consumption. The researchers of the study stressed the importance of alcohol education, and that choosing not to drink is a valid choice made by the individual.
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