Social Host Policies and Underage Drinking Parties

  title={Social Host Policies and Underage Drinking Parties},
  author={Kimberly G Wagoner and Michael W. Sparks and Vincent T Francisco and David L. Wyrick and Tracy R. Nichols and Mark Wolfson},
  journal={Substance Use \& Misuse},
  pages={41 - 53}
Social host policies focused on underage drinking parties are implemented to reduce social availability of alcohol and high-risk drinking by adolescents in private locations. We examined the policies’ relationship with drinking location, peer-group drinking size, heavy episodic drinking, and nonviolent consequences. Cross-sectional data from 11,205, 14–20-year olds, were analyzed using multilevel modeling. Policies were not associated with drinking location, decreased heavy episodic drinking… 
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