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When the European Union decided to end tax-free sales within the EU, it was considered such a serious threat to the welfare of the Åland Islands that its continuation was set as a precondition for a membership in the EU. To enable the continuation of tax-free sales a tax border was set, allowing...
Credit card users, debit card users, and other drinkers were compared in terms of demographic characteristics, opinions, financial problems, and alcohol consumption patterns before and after the introduction of credit and debit cards at government-operated liquor stores. Significant opinion...
This study of heavily drinking males in the general population assesses the effect of positional role changes on drinking behaviors. The data are derived from a longitudinal study over a three-year period (1992–1995) of a representative sample of 617 male heavy drinkers from the Quebec (Canada)...
Lesbians reportedly use alcohol more frequently and in greater quantities than heterosexuals, conceivably placing them at greater risk for alcohol-related problems. Past theorists have suggested psychosocial variables such as stress or the centrality of the gay bar to account for these findings....
The following study is a qualitative analysis of the 12-step fellowship Narcotics Anonymous. Over a two-year period, ethnographic data were collected from over 150 NA meetings and codified using the principles of the research methodology grounded theory. Through an analysis of testimonials...
In autumn 1996, articles appeared in the Finnish newspapers about a vocational school where the sale and use of drugs were discovered; this was the beginning of the social construction of the school drug problem. This paper describes one part of the process that has taken place in the community...
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