Alcohol in America: Taking Action to Prevent Abuse

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Alcohol is a killer--1 of every 13 deaths in the United States is alcohol-related. In addition, 5 percent of the population consumes 50 percent of the alcohol. The authors take a close look at the problem in a "classy little study," as The Washington Post called this book. The Library Journal states, ". . . [T]his is one book that addresses solutions. . . . And it's enjoyably readable. . . . This is an excellent review for anyone in the alcoholism prevention business, and good background reading for the interested layperson." The Washington Post agrees: the book ". . . likely will wind up on the bookshelves of counselors, politicians, judges, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials throughout the country."
 

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Much has been written about the problems of alcohol abuse, but this is one book that addresses solutions. It's a distillation of a 1981 report initiated by the National Research Council and papers ... Read full review

Contents

1 Drinking in America
1
2 Why Prevention?
20
3 Preventing Drunk Driving
32
4 The Price and Availability of Alcohol
45
5 What Servers Can Do
62
6 Drinking by Young People
70
7 Drinking and the Mass Media
82
8 Reducing Environmental Risk
95
9 Summary and Outlook
104
Guide to Information Sources
113
Panel on Alternative Policies Affecting the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
119
Index
121
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