Preventing Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol, Culture, And Control

Hardcover | February 1, 1995

byDavid J. Hanson

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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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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, th...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.51 × 6.38 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275949265

ISBN - 13:9780275949266

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?In this small, well-referenced book, David Hanson argues against a single distribution, control-of-consumption approach to preventing alcohol abuse...He suggests that control-of-consumption policies should be replaced by preventive efforts grounded in a socio-cultural model of alcohol use, which has more empirical support...This book raises important questions about the private consequences of public policy...Handon's book will give researchers and policy experts a useful introduction to the issues...??Journal of Social Science Research