Eleni Houghton and Anne Roche edited this study of the many societal influences on today’s youth and the varied ways in which they experience and are introduced into the drinking culture worldwide. Religious, educational, social, and parental roles are discussed among others, along with suggestions for more effective guidance. Learning about Drinking is the fifth volume in the ICAP Book Series on Alcohol in Society.
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