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Is alcopop consumption in Switzerland associated with riskier drinking patterns and more alcohol-related problems?

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To examine (a) whether consumers of alcopops compared to consumers of other alcoholic beverages but not alcopops have riskier drinking patterns and more alcohol-related consequences (e.g. truancy, scuffles, problems with parents) and (b) whether the amount of alcopops consumed is associated independently with risky drinking patterns and alcohol-related consequences over and above those associated with the amount of other alcoholic beverages consumed.

SAMPLE

As part of the ESPAD international study, a cross-sectional national representative sample of 5,444 drinkers aged 13-16 years was interviewed by means of an anonymous, self-report questionnaire administered in a classroom setting.

RESULTS

Earlier initiation of consumption, more frequent risky single occasion drinking (RSOD), and a higher likelihood of negative consequences for consumers than for non-consumers of alcopops were due mainly to higher overall consumption. Other alcoholic beverages had similar effects, and whether the same amount of alcohol was consumed as alcopops or as any conventional alcoholic beverage made no difference.

CONCLUSIONS

Alcopops in Switzerland do not seem to be linked to specific riskier drinking patterns or consequences per se. Like all alcoholic beverages, they add to the problems caused by drinking and seem to be consumed in addition to conventional alcoholic beverages without replacing them. As the alcohol industry will continue to launch new beverages, prevention targeting alcohol consumption in general might be more effective than focusing on new beverages only.

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    Department of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland.

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    Source

    Addiction (Abingdon, England) 101:4 2006 Apr pg 522-33

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adolescent Behavior
    Alcohol Drinking
    Alcohol-Related Disorders
    Alcoholic Beverages
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Female
    Humans
    Male
    Risk Assessment
    Switzerland

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16548932

    Citation

    Wicki, Matthias, et al. "Is Alcopop Consumption in Switzerland Associated With Riskier Drinking Patterns and More Alcohol-related Problems?" Addiction (Abingdon, England), vol. 101, no. 4, 2006, pp. 522-33.
    Wicki M, Gmel G, Kuntsche E, et al. Is alcopop consumption in Switzerland associated with riskier drinking patterns and more alcohol-related problems? Addiction. 2006;101(4):522-33.
    Wicki, M., Gmel, G., Kuntsche, E., Rehm, J., & Grichting, E. (2006). Is alcopop consumption in Switzerland associated with riskier drinking patterns and more alcohol-related problems? Addiction (Abingdon, England), 101(4), pp. 522-33.
    Wicki M, et al. Is Alcopop Consumption in Switzerland Associated With Riskier Drinking Patterns and More Alcohol-related Problems. Addiction. 2006;101(4):522-33. PubMed PMID: 16548932.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Is alcopop consumption in Switzerland associated with riskier drinking patterns and more alcohol-related problems? AU - Wicki,Matthias, AU - Gmel,Gerhard, AU - Kuntsche,Emmanuel, AU - Rehm,Jürgen, AU - Grichting,Esther, PY - 2006/3/22/pubmed PY - 2006/8/10/medline PY - 2006/3/22/entrez SP - 522 EP - 33 JF - Addiction (Abingdon, England) JO - Addiction VL - 101 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine (a) whether consumers of alcopops compared to consumers of other alcoholic beverages but not alcopops have riskier drinking patterns and more alcohol-related consequences (e.g. truancy, scuffles, problems with parents) and (b) whether the amount of alcopops consumed is associated independently with risky drinking patterns and alcohol-related consequences over and above those associated with the amount of other alcoholic beverages consumed. SAMPLE: As part of the ESPAD international study, a cross-sectional national representative sample of 5,444 drinkers aged 13-16 years was interviewed by means of an anonymous, self-report questionnaire administered in a classroom setting. RESULTS: Earlier initiation of consumption, more frequent risky single occasion drinking (RSOD), and a higher likelihood of negative consequences for consumers than for non-consumers of alcopops were due mainly to higher overall consumption. Other alcoholic beverages had similar effects, and whether the same amount of alcohol was consumed as alcopops or as any conventional alcoholic beverage made no difference. CONCLUSIONS: Alcopops in Switzerland do not seem to be linked to specific riskier drinking patterns or consequences per se. Like all alcoholic beverages, they add to the problems caused by drinking and seem to be consumed in addition to conventional alcoholic beverages without replacing them. As the alcohol industry will continue to launch new beverages, prevention targeting alcohol consumption in general might be more effective than focusing on new beverages only. SN - 0965-2140 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16548932/Is_alcopop_consumption_in_Switzerland_associated_with_riskier_drinking_patterns_and_more_alcohol_related_problems L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0965-2140&date=2006&volume=101&issue=4&spage=522 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -