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The phenomenon of "pre-drinking" among young people: characteristics and factors associated with drinking pre-party

Grant number: 12/03832-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health
Principal Investigator:Zila van der Meer Sanchez Dutenhefner
Grantee:Mariana Guedes Ribeiro Santos
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Alcohol is the most consumed legal drug in virtually every region of the world, and has been recognized as a major public health problem, since it not only affects those who drink, but society as a whole. Alcohol abuse can cause a lot of health problems, including behavioral disorders, violence, suicide, traffic accidents, sexually transmitted diseases and drug addiction. Binge drinking, or episodes of heavy drinking, is characterized by the consumption of at least four measures of alcohol in a single occasion for women, and five for men. This type of behavior is more common among young people and is especially common at weekends, before going out, a phenomenon known as "pre-drinking". It is during this phenomenon that alcohol and other drug abuse occurs, which increases the risk of accidents, violence and risk behaviors. This leads to a need to understand the problem related to alcohol consumption among teenagers, and this study's main objective is to identify and assess the main patterns of alcohol and other drug use during "pre-drinking." To achieve these goals, an epidemiological study was decided upon, using the portal survey inquiry technique to measure blood alcohol concentration and questionnaires on drug use and other risky behaviors. (AU)

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

Scientific publications
(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)
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: 2.
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: 7.

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