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Underage 'binge' drinking: A qualitative study into motivations and outcomes
Drugs: education prevention and policy
This paper reports findings from a qualitative study examining young people's perceived motivations for 'binge' drinking, and the associated harmful outcomes. Sixty-four, in-depth, one-to-one interviews were carried out with 14 to 17 year olds in southern England who had experience of binge drinking. Given the underage sample, most of this drinking occurred in unsupervised, outdoor locations. Key motivations were those relating to social facilitation and the increased comfort in socialdoi:10.1080/09687630512331323521 fatcat:h3qdsryfrzhoniym7dtgkm6nm4