Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Alcohol abuse has become an epidemic in the modern world. The increase in this social problem has brought with it many consequences which everyone in society has to deal with. Unfortunately, the anguish of abuse has also spread through the world of teens. Are there indicators which portend the tendency for teens to abuse alcohol? Quantified research has revealed several of those indicators. Are we helping teens understand what those indicators are? Are teens accepting and learning about those indicators that they might be protected from the harsh consequences? This study begins to help society understand that efforts are being made to educate teens in regard to the indicators of alcohol abuse, though the efforts are diverse and sporadic. This study also finds that teens do not understand what those indicators are.
Abuse; Alcohol; Discussion; Focus; Group; Indicators; Teens; Tendency; Understanding
Mass media; Rhetoric; Educational sociology; Health education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Van Drimmelen, Bob, "Teens understanding of the indicators of the tendency to abuse alcohol: Focus group discussions" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1342.