Journal article

Web-based parenting program to prevent adolescent alcohol misuse: rationale and development

Marie Yap, Anthony Jorm, Renee Bazley, Claire Kelly, Siobhan Ryan, Dan Lubman

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2011


OBJECTIVES: Despite substantial evidence demonstrating the important influence that parents have on adolescent drinking, evidence-based preventative interventions that help parents to reduce the risk that their child will develop later alcohol use problems are lacking. Although some face-to-face family-based interventions for adolescent alcohol misuse have been found to be effective, their public health impact is limited by their labour-intensiveness, poor uptake and low adherence. A web-based intervention has the potential to overcome many of these challenges, and was recently recommended by prevention experts as one key way to increase participation rates in preventative interventions. Thi..

View full abstract


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper. This research was supported with funding from VicHealth, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Colonial Foundation, and the Australian Government.