Escola Anna Nery
versão impressa ISSN 1414-8145
MENDES, Lívia Rodrigues; TEIXEIRA, Maria Luiza de Oliveira e FERREIRA, Márcia de Assunção. Alcohol in adolescence: the care-education as an action strategy for the nursing. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 158-164. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452010000100023.
Research on the meanings of the use of alcohol by adolescents. Objectives: To identify the meaning attributed by adolescents to alcohol consumption; characterize the quantity and the main sites of consumption of these drinks. Detect risk factors and / or the tendency to consumption. Methodology: Qualitative, convergent services, coordinated care - education. It was applied an interview, semi-structured with open questions. There were two groups each with six teenagers. The higher consumption of alcohol by teenagers is at parties and celebrations, highlighting the social appeal of alcohol, which is a facilitator for interaction, socialization and permissiveness of attitudes and thoughts not accepted socially. Teenagers do not recognize themselves as potential victims, associating the issue to other young people, not to them and their group. The methodology facilitated the integration of the participants, and the guidelines and the discussions contributed with the reflections and demystification of the ideas on the subjects about the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Palavras-chave : Adolescent; Nursing care; Health education; Alcohol drinking.