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Peer pressure and alcohol consumption in adults living in the UK

Jul 31, 2020

An article has been published in the BMC Public Health journal titled “Peer pressure and alcohol consumption in adults living in the UK: A systematic qualitative review.” Most people only consider young people to be at risk of peer pressure to use substances, yet this phenomena occurs across the life span. The authors found 13 studies that met inclusion criteria, with several common themes emerging across these studies. People who consumed little or no alcohol were more likely to feel overt forms of peer pressure, while those who do drink alcohol described what the authors refer to as “friendly pressure”. One participant stated “If one of us sort of is a bit reluctant then the rest of us will go, ‘Oh go on,’ but it doesn’t take much arm-twisting so it’s not really persuasion.”  

Go to “Peer pressure and alcohol consumption in adults living in the UK: A systematic qualitative review.”