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Alcohol Consumption in Norway: A mixed-methods approach (completed)

The overall aim of the study is to increase knowledge about alcohol use in Norway. We will investigate drinking patterns, and binge drinking in particular: the predictors, stability, consequences and secular trends of such patterns, as well as young adult drinking cultures.

About the project

The project will "increase knowledge of alcohol consumption, drinking patterns and alcohol problems" (Norwegian Research Council’s Work Plan on Alcohol and Drug Research, p. 8). We will conduct studies on four aspects of alcohol use: (i) longitudinal predictors and consequences of drinking patterns; (ii) secular trends in alcohol use; (iii) drinking cultures; and (iv) the relationship between licensed premises and prevalence of violence. We will employ a variety of theoretical approaches and use different types of data.

In a sub-study, we will investigate whether locations and characteristics of pubs and bars are related to the prevalence of violence in downtown Oslo. We will use existing unique datasets, such as longitudinal cohorts with self-reported information combined with registers, repeated large-scale cross-sectional datasets, a large database with qualitative interviews and finally so-called geodata, whereby we combine data with exact locations of bars and pubs with data on exact locations of reported crimes. Below are the four sub-themes.

  1. Binge drinking: pathways, vulnerable sub-segments and consequences
  2. Secular trends and the theory of "the collectivity of drinking cultures
  3. Binge drinking: Ritual dimensions, norms, the importance of social contexts
  4. Spatial distribution of licensed alcohol premises, violence and crime in Oslo

The full project description in pdf

Funding scheme

The total grant award was for NOK 5 865 000.

Project period

2014 - 2019

Publications

  • Rogne, Adrian Farner; Pedersen, Willy & von Soest, Tilmann (2020). Intelligence, alcohol consumption, and adverse consequences. A study of young Norwegian men. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1403-4948. doi: 10.1177/1403494820944719. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pedersen, Willy; Hart, Rannveig Kaldager; Moffitt, Terrie E & Soest, Tilmann von (2020). Delinquency Abstainers in Adolescence and Educational and Labour Market Outcomes in Midlife: A Population-Based 25-year Longitudinal Study. Developmental Psychology. ISSN 0012-1649. doi: 10.1037/dev0001117. Full text in Research Archive
  • Vaynman, Margareth; Sandberg, Sveinung & Pedersen, Willy (2019). 'Locker room talk': Male bonding and sexual degradation in drinking stories. Culture, Health and Sexuality. ISSN 1369-1058. 22(11), p. 1235–1252. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2019.1670864. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sandberg, Sveinung; Tutenges, Sébastien & Pedersen, Willy (2019). Drinking stories as a narrative genre: The five classic themes. Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993. 62(4), p. 406–419. doi: 10.1177/0001699319833142. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rogne, Adrian Farner; Pedersen, Willy & Bakken, Anders (2019). Immigration and the decline in adolescent binge drinking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. ISSN 0376-8716. 203, p. 35–43. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.05.031. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tutenges, Sébastien; Sandberg, Sveinung & Pedersen, Willy (2019). Sexually violent effervescence: Understanding sexual assault among youth. Sexualities. ISSN 1363-4607. 23(3), p. 406–421. doi: 10.1177/1363460719830342. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sandberg, Sveinung; Copes, Heith & Pedersen, Willy (2019). When peaceful people fight: Beyond neutralization and subcultural theory. British Journal of Criminology. ISSN 0007-0955. 59(6), p. 1309–1327. doi: 10.1093/bjc/azz032. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pedersen, Willy (2019). Fatal attraction: A narrative of early opioid addiction . Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. ISSN 1455-0725. 36(5), p. 470–481. doi: 10.1177/1455072519843218. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pedersen, Willy; Bakken, Anders & von Soest, Tilmann (2017). Neighborhood or School? Influences on Alcohol Consumption and Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Urban Adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. ISSN 0047-2891. p. 1–15. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0787-0.
  • Pedersen, Willy; Tutenges, Sébastien & Sandberg, Sveinung (2017). The pleasures of drunken one-night stands: Assemblage theory and narrative environments. International journal of drug policy. ISSN 0955-3959. 49, p. 160–167. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.08.005. Full text in Research Archive
  • Edland-Gryt, Marit; Sandberg, Sveinung & Pedersen, Willy (2017). From ecstasy to MDMA: Recreational drug use, symbolic boundaries and drug trends. International journal of drug policy. ISSN 0955-3959. 50. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.07.030. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enstad, Frøydis; Pedersen, Willy; Nilsen, Wendy & von Soest, Tilmann (2017). Predicting early onset of intoxication versus drinking—A population-based prospective study of Norwegian adolescents. Addictive Behaviors Reports. ISSN 2352-8532. 6, p. 1–7. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2017.04.002. Full text in Research Archive
  • Frøyland, Lars Roar & von Soest, Tilmann (2017). Trends in the Perpetration of Physical Aggression among Norwegian Adolescents 2007-2015. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. ISSN 0047-2891. p. 1–14. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0793-2.
  • Andersen, Patrick Lie; Pedersen, Willy & Bakken, Anders (2017). Russetid i Oslo. Hvem deltar? Hvem feirer hardest? In Ljunggren, Jørn (Eds.), Oslo - ulikhetenes by. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202521615. p. 307–323.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Ungdommens rusdelte Oslo. In Ljunggren, Jørn (Eds.), Oslo - ulikhetenes by. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202521615. p. 293–306.
  • Pedersen, Willy; Copes, Heith & Sandberg, Sveinung (2016). Alcohol and violence in nightlife and party settings: a qualitative study . Drug and Alcohol Review. ISSN 0959-5236. 35(5), p. 557–563. doi: 10.1111/dar.12395.
  • Pedersen, Willy; Fjær, Eivind Grip; Gray, Paul & von Soest, Tilmann (2016). Perceptions of harms associated with tobacco, alcohol and cannabis in students from the UK and Norway. Contemporary Drug Problems. ISSN 0091-4509. 43(1), p. 47–61. doi: 10.1177/0091450916638578. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fjær, Eivind Grip; Pedersen, Willy; von Soest, Tilmann & Gray, Paul (2016). When is it OK to be drunk? Situational and cultural variations in the acceptability of visible intoxication in the UK and Norway. International journal of drug policy. ISSN 0955-3959. 29, p. 27–32. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.12.002. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fjær, Eivind Grip; Pedersen, Willy & Sandberg, Sveinung (2016). Party on wheels: mobile party spaces in the Norwegian high school graduation celebration. British Journal of Sociology. ISSN 0007-1315. 67(2), p. 328–347. doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12189.
  • Pedersen, Willy & Bakken, Anders (2016). Urban landscapes of adolescent substance use. Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993. 59(2), p. 131–150. doi: 10.1177/0001699315625448. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pedersen, Willy (2016). Rus, ritualer og regulering. In Frønes, Ivar & Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.), Det norske samfunn. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 978-82-05-49021-5. p. 205–225.
  • Pedersen, Willy & von Soest, Tilmann (2015). Adolescent Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking: An 18-year Trend Study of Prevalence and Correlates. Alcohol and Alcoholism. ISSN 0735-0414. 50(2), p. 219–225. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agu091. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pedersen, Willy & von Soest, Tilmann (2015). Which substance is most dangerous? Perceived harm ratings among students in urban and rural Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1403-4948. 43(4), p. 385–392. doi: 10.1177/1403494815576267. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fjær, Eivind Grip; Pedersen, Willy & Sandberg, Sveinung (2015). “I’m Not One of Those Girls”: Boundary-Work and the Sexual Double Standard in a Liberal Hookup Context. Gender & Society. ISSN 0891-2432. 29(6), p. 960–981. doi: 10.1177/0891243215602107.
  • Pedersen, Willy; Sandberg, Sveinung & Copes, Heith (2015). High Speed: Amphetamine Use in the Context of Conventional Culture. Deviant Behavior. ISSN 0163-9625. 36(2), p. 146–165. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2014.923272.
  • Pedersen, Willy; Bakken, Anders & von Soest, Tilmann (2015). Adolescents from affluent city districts drink more alcohol than others. Addiction. ISSN 0965-2140. 110(10), p. 1595–1604. doi: 10.1111/add.13005. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fjær, Eivind Grip & Pedersen, Willy (2015). Drinking and moral order: drunken comportment revisited. Addiction Research and Theory. ISSN 1606-6359. 23(6), p. 449–458. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2015.1028922.

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  • Pedersen, Willy; Moffitt, Terrie E; Hart, Rannveig Kaldager & von Soest, Tilmann (2020). Hvordan går det med ungdom som aldri gjør noe galt? Aftenposten Viten. ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Rogne, Adrian Farner; Pedersen, Willy & Bakken, Anders (2019). Innvandring har gitt mindre ungdomsfyll. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116. p. 37–37.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Ruspolitikk i Norge.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Russetid.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Rus i Norge: Hva kan glede oss over? Hva bør bekymre oss?
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Rus i Nordnorge.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Norsk ruspolitikk.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Drug policy in Norway.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2017). Rus i Oslo.
  • Skardhamar, Torbjørn; Hart, S.; Fekjær, Silje Bringsrud & Pedersen, Willy (2016). Changes in night-time economy and the concentration of violent events.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2016). Willy Pedersen leser Tore Renberg om alkohol.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2016). Ruspolitikk i endring.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2016). Rus på Nordvestlandet.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2016). Rus i Norge.
  • Pedersen, Willy (2014). Tror avhold kan bli trendy. [Newspaper]. Vårt land.

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