Adolescent Alcohol Use - Exploring Rural-Urban Differences

$6.00 | CEU Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

CE Course Description

This CE course examines the relationship between individual, family, peer, school, and religious factors and alcohol use by adolescents living in urban and rural areas.  While the material covered in this course is preliminary, it may suggest protective and risk factors that contribute to alcohol use in rural areas, knowledge that can point the way to the development of rural-specific prevention strategies, targeted research, and long-term policy approaches.

Article Author:  John A. Gale M.S., Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, David Lambert Ph.D., and David Hartley Ph.D.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the long term risks of adolescent alcohol use and the importance of finding intervention strategies.

2.  Enumerate the risk and protective factors that are associated with adolescent alcohol use.

3.  Investigate the parts of a positive family environment that moderate the potentially negative impact of peers on adolescent drinking behavior.

4.  Describe the typical trajectory of alcohol use for most youth and differentiate how rural use varies from urban use.

Date Added: 2015-05-08

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