How Can I Drink Safely?; Perception Versus the Reality of Alcohol Consumption
This source preferred by Richard Ward
Authors: Ritchie, C., Ritchie, F. and Ward, R.
Journal: Service Industries Journal
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
This article investigates differences between perception and actual consumption of alcohol in young adults within the UK, suggesting that inaccurate information in the public domain may hamper those seeking to drink safely plus the development of moderate drinking cultures. Results confirm that inaccurate information may be preventing the development of safe drinking behaviours among certain groups. In addition, they indicate that some groups choose to ignore safe consumption limits in particular circumstances. Results indicate that many government strategies aimed at reducing unsafe drinking behaviour are inaccurately targeted; changing male public consumption behaviour may trigger changes in female behaviour.