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Edwards, Griffith and Anderson, Peter and Babor, Thomas and Casswell, Sally and Ferrence, Roberta and Giesbrecht, Norman and Godfrey, Christine and Holder, Harold D and Lemmens, Paul and Makela, Klaus and Midanik, Lorraine T and Norstrom, Thor and Osterberg, Esa and Romelsjo, Anders and Room, Robin and Simpura, Jussi and Skog, Ole-Jorgen (1994) Alcohol policy and the public good. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

Written by seventeen of the world's leading researchers on alcohol problems, and produced in collaboration with WHO, this book presents a critical and highly informed perspective on alcoholism and its management. It provides an appraisal of the nature and extent of society's alcohol problems and then explores how scientific findings assist in the design of more effective policy responses.

Topics covered include international trends in alcohol consumption, understanding the relationships between alcohol consumption and multiple types of harm, both as regards individual drinking and population consumption. With the epidemiological evidence established, the text turns to a view of the efficacy of different types of prevention strategy, including pricing, licensing and control of access, drunk driving counter-measures, public education, and the treatment contribution. A final chapter succinctly outlines how these analyses are to assist in the making of informed policy choices.

Item Type:Book
Call No:MP18.2 , BB
Pages:xii, 2
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Place of Publication:Oxford
Keywords:AOD use, drinking and driving, primary care facility, impact of policy or law, public policy on AOD, public policy on alcohol, AOD public policy strategy, price and pricing, AOD education
Notes:Includes an index and bibliographical references.
Accession Number:HRB 3899 (Available)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Prohibition (Substance use public policy)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
G Health and disease > State of health
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Alcohol / drinking and driving
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Alcohol (liquor licensing) laws
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
VA Geographic area > International aspects
G Health and disease > Public health
MM-MO Crime and law > Transportation safety laws (driving) > Substance use driving laws
L Social psychology and related concepts > Economic availability or accessibility
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)

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