This study investigates the role of psychological problems among adolescents admitted to the hospital with alcohol intoxication. Overall, 108 underage adolescents who were treated for alcohol intoxication and their parents participated in the study. The results showed that incidences of psychological problems among these adolescents were no higher than among the population at large. Adolescents with psychological problems used more alcohol before intoxication compared to adolescents without these problems. Also, those with psychological indications, are more negative about their home situation and school performance, and they attribute their excessive alcohol consumption as a coping strategy to relief pain and sadness.
- alcohol intoxication
- psychological problems