Factors associated with alcohol use among minority female adolescents receiving preventive text messaging for underage drinking


Abstract: Recent reports on alcohol use among adolescents have shown elevated prevalence of lifetime (50.0%), past year (44.3%) and pastmonth (25.9%) use among high school students. Rates are especially high among Hispanic youths as compared to other racial/ethnic groups. This emphasizes the need for developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive alcohol use interventions that can reach a large number of teens.