Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Alcoholism is a major health problem in the United States. There are an estimated ten million people stricken with the illness, a 100 percent increase over the estimated five million alcoholics in 1958. Even more startling is the fact that alcoholism among this country's adolescents has risen an alarming 300 percent in the last decade. Over one fourth of the adolescents who drink are no longer classified as social drinkers, but are early, middle or late stage alcoholics. Eighty-three percent of the high school students drink alcohol, in varying amounts, with varying frequency. An estimated 25 percent abuse alcohol. By the time an alcohol-abusing youngster reaches college age, there is a forty-two percent chance that he is no longer able to control his consumption of alcohol. This startling rate is fifty percent greater than the national percentage of drinking in adult males in 1965. (Alibrandi, 1978).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of School Administration and Personnel Services
Robert L. Frank
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©1981 D'Arcy Ann Heine
Heine, D'Arcy Ann, "The effect of peer counseling on the frequency of adolescent alcohol abuse" (1981). Graduate Research Papers. 2542.