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Citation

Hawker A, Stevenson G. Alcohol Alcohol. 1984; 19(1): 51-61.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1984, Oxford University Press)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

6497951

Abstract

The survey sample consisted of 104 young people between the ages 17 and 25 who appeared in court charged with simple drunkenness, drunk and disorderly and drink and driving charges. Interviewing was carried out in two London magistrates' courts every weekday using a fortnightly rota over a six-month period. The results showed that the majority reported usually drinking in pubs and clubs; lager was the preferred alcoholic beverage. More than half the sample reported drinking in excess of 10 units, often considerably more (one unit = 1/2 pint of beer = 1 single measure of spirits = 1 glass of wine), on a drinking occasion. This rate of consumption was considered moderate drinking by a considerable number who were drinking either almost every day or at least once a week. Responses to a self-administered questionnaire showed that 40% had experienced some degree of psychological or physical dependence during the three months prior to their arrest. Of the sample 67% were surprised by the charge and 70% said that a court appearance would not make them more careful of their alcohol consumption in the future.

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