Halt Alcohol sanctioning programme not effective

3 February 2015

A study by Bureau Beke shows that the alternative sanctioning programme for youngsters violating the law, is not effective. The programme has no positive effect on young people’s knowledge about alcohol, their attitude in regard to alcohol consumption, their drinking behaviour, their parents’ knowledge about alcohol, their parents’ attitude in regard to their children’s alcohol consumption and parents’ involvement with their children.

The study shows that, irrespective of whether the Halt Alcohol sanctioning programme was followed, there is less drinking behaviour among children of greatly involved parents and of parents who will punish their children.

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