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Patterns of alcohol and other drugs consumption on nightclubs and bars: epidemiology, ethnography and intervention

Grant number: 11/51658-0
Support type:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: July 01, 2012 - September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health
Principal Investigator:Zila van der Meer Sanchez Dutenhefner
Grantee:
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/18602-0 - Efficacy after 6 months of a virtual intervention in reducing the practice of binge drinking among young night clubbers, BP.IC
12/22277-1 - Risky behaviors after leaving nightclubs and association with blood alcohol concentration, BP.IC
12/21146-0 - Efficacy after 3 months of a virtual intervention in reducing the practice of binge drinking among young night clubbers, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 12/21162-6 - Ethnography of nightclubs in the city of São Paulo: evaluation of environmental factors associated with the binge pattern of alcohol intake, BP.IC
12/21258-3 - The night clubs as spaces of risk exposure: an ethnographic investigation of violence, unsafe sex and abuse of alcohol and other drugs in these environments, BP.DD
12/12934-5 - Patterns of alcohol and other drugs consumption on nightclubs and bars: epidemiology, ethnography and intervention, BP.JP - associated scholarships

Abstract

International studies show that excessive alcohol intake and other drug use in nightclubs and bars are associated with more episodes of psychical aggression, sexual violence and traffic accidents. A pattern of alcohol consumption, particularly risky, that has aroused international interest and has recently been investigated in Brazil is known as binge drinking or heavy episodic drinking and apparently is associated with the young population and the frequency to "baladas" (nightclubs and bars). In several countries, creating a safe environment for nightlife has become synonymous of reducing excessive alcohol use, indirectly reducing rates of violence, accidents and other health problems that affect not only the individual, but society as a whole. Diagnosis of what is happening in the nightlife of São Paulo city is the first step for the development of preventive actions targeting the exposed population. The central aim of this project is the description of factors associated to different patterns of alcohol and other drugs use in the "baladas" of the city of São Paulo, with in depth focus on binge drinking. Thus, we propose a study to assess the reality of nightclubs and bars, which will generate an intervention program to be implemented to these establishments' owners and managers and a web intervention for young people with harmful alcohol use. Portal survey techniques will be used to quantify patrons' alcohol and other drugs use at the entrance and exit of the establishments, besides violence and risk behaviors. Ethnographic data about environmental factors of the nightclub and data from semi-structured interviews among patrons allow thorough understanding of the phenomenon. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP about the research grant
Excessive alcohol intake exposes male and female clubbers to different risks  

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
WAGNER, GABRIELA A.; SANCHEZ, ZILA M. Patterns of drinking and driving offenses among nightclub patrons in Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, v. 43, p. 96-103, MAY 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANUDO, ADRIANA; ANDREONI, SOLANGE; SANCHEZ, ZILA M. Polydrug use among nightclub patrons in a megacity: A latent class analysis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, v. 26, n. 12, p. 1207-1214, DEC 2015. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SANTOS, MARIANA G. R.; PAES, ANGELA T.; SANUDO, ADRIANA; ANDREONI, SOLANGE; SANCHEZ, ZILA M. Gender Differences in Predrinking Behavior Among Nightclubs' Patrons. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, v. 39, n. 7, p. 1243-1252, JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SANTOS, MARIANA G. R.; PAES, ANGELA T.; SANUDO, ADRIANA; SANCHEZ, ZILA M. Factors Associated with Pre-drinking Among Nightclub Patrons in the City of Sao Paulo. ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM, v. 50, n. 1, p. 95-102, JAN-FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 4.
CARLINI, CLAUDIA; ANDREONI, SOLANGE; MARTINS, SILVIA S.; BENJAMIN, MIGUEL; SANUDO, ADRIANA; SANCHEZ, ZILA M. Environmental characteristics associated with alcohol intoxication among patrons in Brazilian nightclubs. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, v. 33, n. 4, SI, p. 358-366, JUL 2014. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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