Research and analysis

Alcohol consumption and harm among under 18 year olds

Examines data on alcohol use and harm among those aged under 18, to investigate trends and highlight areas for public health action.

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Data intelligence summary: alcohol consumption and harm among under 18 year olds

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Evidence from multiple sources shows that risk taking behaviour among young people is declining at a population level. However, levels of alcohol consumption among United Kingdom (UK) youth are higher than the European average and there are groups of young people who are taking risks and experiencing harm.

This report looks at alcohol use and harm among those aged under 18 in order to highlight where problems may still exist. This information will be useful to local authorities and their partners in assessing local need and commissioning interventions to reduce alcohol harm among young people.

Published 2 August 2016