Prevention of alcohol problems in Dutch youth. Missed opportunities and new developments.

J. van de Luitgaarden*, C. Thush, R.W.H.J. Wiers, R.A. Knibbe

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Binge drinking among young people is a problem in the Netherlands. This article outlines the current Dutch approach to alcohol prevention in this target group. It is argued that well-enforced evidence-based control measures are lacking despite renewed political interest in them. Politicians often favor alcohol education, but to increase the effectiveness of alcohol prevention, a combined approach of policy measures, enforcement, and education is needed. Translation of education and policy-based measures is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-181
JournalEvaluation & the Health Professions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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