Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1987

Volume 12 Issue 1

Credible Sources of Information about Alcohol and Drugs

Jeffrey Wilks

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Jeffrey Wilks


1 Department of Psychology, St. Lucia, Queensland, 4067, University of Queensland

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In this study, parents considered themselves to be the most credible source of Information about alcohol and drinking for their children. However, when information about drugs Is sought many parents believe the police and health specialists are more authoritative. Young adults supported parents as a primary source of information about alcohol and drinking, but considered universities, police, and the media to be more important for drugs. These findings and their implications for the development of alcohol and drug education programs are discussed.

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