Alcohol Use Increases Among Australian Teenage Girls in Worrying Trend

Posted August 26 2022 Adolescent Alcohol Use, Adolescent Mental Health, Alcohol Harm, alcohol marketing, Alcohol Policy, BigAlcoholExposed, COVID-19, Evidence, Mental Health, News, Public Health, Youth Alcohol Use

Alcohol use among teenaged girls in Australia has sharply increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially concerning since alcohol use is declining among most young people in the Western world. One reason for the worrying trend is heavy pandemic marketing by the alcohol industry. The alcohol industry used marketing messages to target females and drive the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism during COVID-19.

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