On this page are the results of the project and the findings during the course of the activities.

  • Access to first aid in the metropolitan area of Bologna for alcoholic intoxication years 2009-2018: the data of the Bologna warning system. Attendance by Raimondo Pavarin at Access to the emergency department for acute alcohol intoxication – Bologna 20 April 2018. accessi-ai-ps-minori-alcol
  • AllCool project data research by Raimondo Maria Pavarin. The normalization of Alcohol Abuse among youth in Bologna. AllCool project research data 500 interviews with young people aged 18/29 in Bologna with alcohol consumption over the past year. There is a youth world in which the distinction between legal and illegal substances seems to be meaningless, and the use of alcohol is planned to reach particular states of alteration or to float and where a market emerges with a complex supply of goods and services that has its own limit on the money available. Summary: 1) Excess normalization; 2) rational choice; 3) conscious alteration; for all article sintesi-intervento-pavarin and pavarin-raimondo-la-normalizzazione-dellabuso-di-alcol-tra-i-giovani
  • This document is the Final Report of the research conducted in the 3 cities of the ALLCOOL consortium – Porto, Bologna and Tarragona. This report aims to expose the main comparative results of the research, focusing on the main differences between the countries and the main similarities Southern Europe countries share. It includes an introduction, a brief literature review, the methodology approach, the results and some final conclusions. download the complete report all-cool-final-report_project-710063-allcool
  • Highlights from AllCool Research Report. Consumption patterns – Among young people that consume alcohol, 51% drink frequently or even daily, more men than women. Porto is the place where it is less common, followed by Tarragona and Bologna, where consumption is a more spread. Alcohol consumption is concentrated in the weekend and it increases during summer. Money availability appears to determine the drinks that will be consumed. Heavy Episodic Drinking – HED prevalence in the last 12 months on the young alcohol drinking population is 73,8%, more elevated among males and between subjects aged 22/25 years. In Bologna (82,6%) it is higher than in Tarragona (71,8%) and Porto (67%). The most common HED consumption pattern is drinking 4/7 drinks in a range of 3/6 hours. Half of the young people that perform HED do it almost every weekend. The youngest they are, the faster they drink, so HED episodes are more intensive among the youngest people. Risky and protective behaviours – It is difficult to establish a common pattern: in Tarragona there is a collective culture of drinking, in Bologna the drinking management is an individual issue. The main protective behaviours are related to serious harm reduction dimension (>=50%) and to limiting and stopping drinking dimensions (<=35%). Women and the oldest age group perform more frequently all the protective behaviours, especially those related to the manner of drinking; young people in Bologna and people who complete a HED episode in two hours carry out them less frequently. Consequences and effects of drinking – The most common consequences are associated with physical discomfort and feelings of shame, rejection and conflict with others. We highlighted other consequences: being late to work or school, being ashamed by your behaviour, regretting losing control of the own senses, having unprotected sex (higher among female). Men, youngest people and group performing their last HED in two or less hours experience more alcohol consumption consequences. Tarragona appears to have higher prevalence in the majority of the alcohol effects than Porto and Bologna. Intervention – Most young people have received specific training regarding alcohol during High School, but they don’t receive any further intervention when they get older. Families are a relevant information source for some youngsters, but most of them agree learning happens mainly with experience. Peer-to-peer interventions in party settings are considered effective because they are well taken by youngsters. Young people claim that prohibitive and panic spreading messages do not work as intended because of their counterproductive effects. Instead, those ones addressed to a more responsible alcohol consumption and real-life experiences tend to perform better. Both professionals and youngsters agree interventions should consider structural characteristics of the leisure
  • This research has been developed using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodology approach, including 372 questionnaires and 2 Focus Groups held among youth aged 18-29, as well as 1 Group Interview to professionals. In this post, we sum up some of the main results related to the protective and risky behaviours youth from Tarragona (Spain) carry out. For all Article: risk-and-protective-behaviours_-spain
  • A survey involving 390 girls and boys between the ages of 18 and 29, Bologna residents, divided among students, workers and unemployed. 366 of them were interviewed, 24 attended 3 focus groups. For all article: heavy-episodic-drink-bologna
  • An article on the mai results concerning the 382 questionnaires collected and the 2 focus-groups held. Here it is specially highlighted the social dynamics that underline the HED phenomenon among youth aged between 18 and 29 years old in Porto. For all Articles: conviviality-alcohol-mis-use-and-the-drinking-night-tour
  • Allcool project Toolkit include relevant information, success factors and different methods to support local stakeholders in the design and implementation of interventions targeting binge drinking among low-income groups, sharing intervention tools and methodologies and the implemented interventions and the experiences in the participating countries. Toolkit is traslate in all project’s partners language d-6-3-toolkittoolkit-in-italianotoolkit-Spanish