Preventing Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol, Culture, and Control

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Psychology - 140 pages

The prevailing neo-prohibitionist approach to reducing alcohol problems is generally ineffective, often counter-productive, and is doomed to failure. This work is to promote an effective alternative strategy to reducing the incidence of alcohol problems. The thesis is that a socio-cultural approach would be effective, and therefore, that public policy should promote this approach. This work is expected to be controversial, and is hoped to form a pattern for reorientation of the current approach to alcohol abuse. Professionals in drug abuse education and treatment along with public policy makers and students in appropriate courses should be interested in the work.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A Look Back
1
Chapter 2 Alcohol Around the World
19
Chapter 3 American Experiences with Alcohol and Resulting Approaches to Reducing Alcohol Problems
69
Chapter 4 Summary and Recommendations
115
Author Index
129
Subject Index
135
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DAVID J. HANSON is Professor of Sociology and Director of Assessment at the State University of New York College at Potsdam. He has written over 270 works-journals and books on this or related topics.

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