Drugs and alcohol misuse

How has teenage drug and alcohol use changed over time? What could be the sociological, psychological and criminological explanations for changes in use? 

The researchers are reviewing the evidence on time trends for UK adolescent alcohol and illicit drug use, focusing specifically on the understanding of substance use as a problem. Where trends in the UK are different to international trends, these will be highlighted as a way of shedding light on the UK patterns.

Project details



Dr Michael Donmall, National Drug Evidence Centre, University of Manchester

Dr Judith Aldridge, University of Manchester

Dr Petra Meier, University of Sheffield

Dr Tim Millar, University of Manchester