Effective health promotion with young risky drinkers

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 2014
  • Expected end date: July 2018
  • Completion date: July 2018
  • Funded by: Healthway
  • Lead organisation:

This project aims to enhance health promotion responses to young people at risk of alcohol related harm by:

1) Generating a West Australian early warning system on risky patterns of alcohol consumption, contexts of use, influences on use, and related harms. This system will allow the tracking of changes in use and harm over time, and in response to policy and other changes

2) Developing a sentinel group of risky drinkers who may otherwise be difficult to recruit for focus groups. This group would evaluate existing health promotion campaigns and provide recommendations for novel responses.

3) Using the early warning system, focus groups and other sources to assess the impact of a range of policies and strategies that aim to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm amongst young people.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location

Dr Tina Lam
Research Fellow
Tel: 61 (0)3 9904 4446
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Riordan, B., C., Flett, J., A., Lam, T., Conner, T., S. and Scarf, D. (2016). The Jekyll and Hyde of our drinking: Event specific drinking, intervention, and prevention. In Gutierrez, W. (ed.) Alcohol Consumption: Patterns, Influences, and Health Effects. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 129-166. ISBN: 978-1-63485-546-4 [CH210]