Alcohol usage, football and young fans
AbstractDrug usage is a bio-psychosocial phenomenon, composed by the triad substance, individual and social context. Aiming to evaluate the patterns of consumption among young football fans, the study was conducted from a sociological approach combined with bibliographical, document and field research using AUDIT. The intentional sample comprised 263 male subjects, ages between 15 and 25, residents of São Paulo city. The subjects were approached randomly, which was done on days with football matches from the São Paulo State League (Campeonato Paulista de Futebol). The data indicated a high pattern of beverage consumption. The theme's complexity demands a multifarious look, taking into consideration the fact that the drug is an inanimate product that depends on the user to manifest its effects and consequences, i.e., it is rather the use one makes of leisure and drinking that may represent problems, and not leisure and drinking per se.