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This article describes the urban Jewish part of a survey carried out in the north of Israel during spring 1990 to illustrate the prevalence of alcohol use among Jewish students from urban areas and the Kibbutzim. Druze students, and Moslem students. Of the general sample of 2,763 students 1,044 urban students were drawn from junior and senior high schools in the large city of Haifa and in a developing town. The article compares the prevalence of alcohol consumption between the large city and the developing town. The findings indicate a greater incidence of drinking in the developing town Implications for prevention are also discussed.