Recall the questions and your results from the UpToDate “Alcohol consumption screening AUDIT questionnaire.”
Based on the questions, results and what you learned from this module’s learning activities, answer the following questions on your journal page:
- According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the top five reasons young people give for using alcohol are:
- To feel grown up.
- To fit in and belong.
- To relax and feel good.
- To take risks and rebel.
- To satisfy curiosity
Which reasons do you think would be most likely to influence drug/alcohol use and why? What may be some other ways young people could satisfy these needs and guard themselves against the influence of peer pressure?