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Alcohol and the developing world: a public health perspective
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
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2002 (English)Book (Other academic)Alternative title
Alcohol in developing societies : a public health approach (English)
Abstract [en]

This text examines the production and use of alcohol in contemporary developing societies, in order to identify methods of controlling and preventing alcohol abuse problems. The concept of "developing societies" has been defined broadly to include all countries in the American continent south of the United States, all Asian countries except Japan and the Russian Federation, all African countries, and all island states of Oceania except New Zealand. Topics covered include: the economic, social and cultural context; global patterns and trends in alcohol production and consumption; alcohol as a commodity in developing economies; drinking patterns and problems associated with alcohol misuse; and policies to target behavioural and environmental change. The primary audience for which this book is written is intended to be those involved in dealing with alcohol problems in devloping societies. This includes not only public health workers, and those involved in work in health, social work, law enforcement and public administration, but also policymakers and concerned citizens.

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Helsinki: Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies in collaboration with World Health Organization , 2002. , 275 p.
, Finnish foundation for alcohol studies, ISSN 0356-2654 ; 46
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Social Work
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57181ISBN: 951-9192-63-8ISBN: 9789519192635OAI: diva2:414516
Available from: 2011-05-03 Created: 2011-05-03 Last updated: 2013-06-18Bibliographically approved

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