drinking

Teenage drinking and interethnic friendships

Report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.

Teenage drinking cultures

This report investigates the onset and development of drinking behaviours within teenage friendship groups.

Using social network data from the Belfast Youth Development Study, the study identified and sampled eight relatively stable friendship groups covering a mix of social class, gender and type of education. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in February 2011. Summary of report also available.

Substance misuse among young people 2010-11

Report on substance misuse among young people 2010-11 in line with the statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).