Predicting Risky Drinking Patterns in Adolescence: A Systematic Literature Review

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the majority of risk and protective factors for alcohol use drinking patterns.
  2. target students who may be at risk of engaging in high levels of alcohol use.
  3. inform any interventions for drinking currently being implemented in schools.


What are the predictors of risky alcohol use in adolescence? We will provide a systematic literature review of risk and protective factors of problematic drinking behaviors from adolescence through emerging adulthood. Practitioners will learn some key pieces in identifying middle- and high-school students who are at-risk for engaging in these alcohol use behaviors.



Alyssa L. Abrams, The Pennsylvania State University


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