ICAP is a not-for-profit organization, supported by major producers of beverage alcohol. It is a resource for all those interested in alcohol policy worldwide. ICAP promotes dialogue involving the drinks industry, the research and public health communities, government, and civil society, encouraging them to work together.
Most ICAP publications are available online, and many have been translated in part or in full into several languages.
Experiences with alcohol are common among young people across cultures. However, the physiological and psychological transformations during adolescence, together with the tendency to take risks and general experience with drinking, may place young people at increased risk for harm.
Much attention is devoted to addressing young people’s drinking, including where to set appropriate legal purchase and drinking age limits and effective strategies for prevention. Many individual and societal factors play a role in shaping young people’s drinking. As a result, optimal interventions are also likely to include a mix of approaches.
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