The total alcohol consumptionis is increasing in all Nordic populations. Even though the overall consumption is slightly decreasing among adolescents, this does not hold true for all segments of the young population. There is a move towards a polarisation among young drinkers with an increasing number of abstainers in one end and a growing amount of regular binge drinkers in the other.
The participants in the MISCHMASCH network (Meanings and Measures - Strengthening Mixed Methods in Nordic Comparative Alcohol and Drug Research) are involved in projects that aim at developing new combinations of methodological tools for understanding these trends and their consequences. The network will exchange experiences and new knowledge on a continuous basis by its network conferences twice a year. These gatherings will also involve methodological workshops specifically aimed at young researchers.