With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

National Preventive Approaches to Tackle Alcohol Misuse

National Preventive Approaches to Tackle Alcohol Misuse

National preventive approaches to tackle alcohol misuse
Elias AllaraMarica FerriFabrizio Faggiano


Prevention is the activity of public health dedicated to prevent the occurrence of pathological conditions and promote health (Last 2006). The value of prevention is particularly self-evident whenever the condition of interest is chronic, difficult to treat and significantly harmful to health (Ferri et al., 2015). In this chapter, we will make the case for prevention of alcohol misuse, which is broadly acknowledged as responsible for several medical, psychological, social and economic detrimental effects worldwide (Beaglehole et al. 2011; Shield et al. 2013; WHO 2014a). After providing a systematic overview of the most updated evidence base regarding preventive approaches tackling alcohol misuse, we will move to describing future ...

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