OTHER ADULTS, FRIENDS, OR FRIENDS’ SIBLINGS
Teenagers who drink are most likely to get their alcohol from Systembolaget. 26 per cent of ninth graders say that an adult who is not a sibling or parent bought it for them. The second most common sources are boy- and girlfriends, friends, or friends’ siblings – who were mentioned by 17 per cent of boys and 30 per cent of girls. The corresponding percentages amongst year 2 upper secondary school students are 28 per cent of boys and 45 per cent of girls (2019).
If you're outgoing, it's no problem at all getting hold of alcohol. You just have to know the right people.
Kevin, aged 15, Umeå
Some teenagers get alcohol from their own parents, with 13 per cent of ninth graders cite their parents as a source of alcohol. The correspon-ding figure amongst upper secondary school students in 2019 was 23 per cent.
My sister asked me if I wanted her to buy for me. I said no, but then she asked me again if I was completely sure.
Nicole, aged 14, Örebro
31 per cent of the ninth graders who had drunk smuggled alcohol got it from an adult who bought or sold it. 25 per cent got their alcohol from a boyfriend or girlfriend, friends or friends’ siblings. The alcohol is usually cheap, which means the teenagers can buy more of it.