Pradeep Maderana, Dr. Rajasudhakar
Abstract: To identify specific alcohol use beliefs and behaviors among senior secondary school students; to determine whether relationships exist between alcohol use and various lifestyle behaviors; and to assist in the development and implementation of alcohol abuse prevention programs. The majority of the students start taking alcohol simply for enjoyment. Unemployment, poverty, frustration, etc. are also some of the main reasons for taking drugs and alcohol during youth since they feel that it can ward off tensions and worries. Heavy alcohol use in adolescents remains an important community health concern. Current and heavy drinking rises significantly between Grades 9 and 12. Students who drink heavily are more likely to drink and drive, to smoke daily, and to have friends and parents who drink alcohol. Use and abuse of drugs and alcohol by teens is very common and can have serious consequences. In the 15-24 years age range, 50 % of deaths (from accidents, homicides and suicides) involve alcohol /drug abuse possible stage of teenage experience with alcohol and drugs include abstinence, experimentation, regular use, abuse and dependency repeated and regular recreational use can lead to other problems like anxiety and depression.
Keywords: Alcohol, Consumption, Attitude, Research design, conceptual framework, sampling etc