Alcohol Use Among Mexican Youth Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Funded by: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Project dates: June 2014 - May 2017
Principal Investigator: Guilamo-Ramos, Vincent

This study examined factors associated with adolescent alcohol consumption along U.S.-Mexico border communities in Texas. These adolescents have heavy documented levels of alcohol consumption that far exceed the current national rate. The project held focus groups with local people from government institutions, law enforcement, and local health service providers, as well as conducted in-depth interviews with adolescents and their mothers residing in border communities. It developed and administered a survey to mothers and their adolescent children to identify the political, social, cultural, economic and individual-level determinants of adolescent alcohol use. The information learned will be used to support the development of a targeted alcohol prevention intervention for youth living in border communities.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER