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Binge drinking among adolescents in Russia: Prevalence, risk and protective factors
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1260-2223
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9565-5004
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2013 (English)In: Addictive Behaviours, ISSN 0306-4603, E-ISSN 1873-6327, Vol. 38, no 4, 1988-1995 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Despite evidence that alcohol misuse has been having an increasingly detrimental effect on adolescent wellbeing in Russia in recent years this phenomenon has been little researched. Using data from 2112 children from the Arkhangelsk Social and Health Assessment (SAHA) 2003, this study examined which factors acted as 'risk' or 'protective' factors for adolescent binge drinking within three domains we termed the 'family environment', the 'alcohol environment' and 'deviant behaviour'. The results showed that in the presence of comparatively moderate levels of binge drinking among both boys and girls, being able to access alcohol easily, being unaware of the risks of binge drinking and having peers who consumed alcohol increased the risk of adolescent binge drinking - as did playing truant, smoking and marijuana use, while parental warmth was protective against binge drinking for girls. Our finding that risk and protective factors occur across domains suggests that any interventions targeted against adolescent binge drinking may need to simultaneously focus on risk behaviours in different domains, while at the same time, broader social policy should act to limit the availability of alcohol to adolescents in Russia more generally.

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2013. Vol. 38, no 4, 1988-1995 p.
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Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19432DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.12.009ISI: 000316529800017PubMedID: 23384452Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84873256865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19432DiVA: diva2:636676
Available from: 2013-07-11 Created: 2013-07-11 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved

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