Children and Young People

The National Treatment Agency's Report on specialist substance misuse services provides the most comprehensive picture of drug and alcohol treatment for young people in England.

As part of a pilot study into methods for addressing these questions, newspaper and television coverage of alcohol-related stories were analysed to identify how those stories were contextualised, which sources were quoted andwhat images accompanied alcohol-related news stories.

What influences how children and young people behave towards alcohol? Two linked research reviews examine how young people acquire their knowledge, attitudes, expectations and intentions about alcohol and what interventions work best to prevent excessive use of alcohol.