Media literacy and parent-adolescent communication about alcohol in media: Effects on adolescent alcohol use

Michael Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day, YoungJu Shin

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Abstract

During the developmental period of adolescence, the likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors dramatically increases (Griffin, Scheier, Botvin, & Diaz, 2000; Wong et al., 2006). A recent Monitoring the Future study (2015) reports that adolescent substance use in the United States drastically increases from 8th grade to 12th grade. In this national study, it is noted that among 8th grade students, alcohol (26 percent) is the most prevalent substance used, followed by illicit drugs (21 percent) and cigarettes (13 percent). When youth reach the 12th grade, lifetime alcohol, illicit drugs, and cigarettes increase to 64 percent, 49 percent, and 31 percent respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRisk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages12-26
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351687126
ISBN (Print)9781138050273
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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