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Prohibition and legalization of alcoholic beverages have involved major changes in Icelandic alcohol policy and alcohol consumption. The waves of prohibition were more pervasive than in most countries and lasted even longer in Iceland, where the prohibition of beer was not lifted until 1989....
The authors argue that the overlooking or forgetting of a beverage-specific element of Milton Terris's classic 1967 paper linking per capita alcohol consumption with cirrhosis mortality trends sheds new light on the subsequent paradigmatic history of alcohol epidemiology. The historical standing...
To examine the prevalence of social model philosophy in programs today and to study ways in which the philosophy may have eroded in recent years, a survey was mailed in 1998 to all state-licensed alcohol and drug residential programs in California (83% response rate). Analysis of the survey...
In the alcohol research field, associations between alcohol consumption or problems and some basic sociodemographic variables–e.g., sex, age, socioeconomic status—are often presented. The first part of this paper discusses different uses of and views to such data on sociodemographic differences....
Educating the public about the potential harms and benefits that may result from alcohol consumption is a valuable tool in the prevention of harm. Recommendations are often couched in definitions of what constitutes “safe” drinking and what falls under “risky” drinking. While meaningful and...
This research compares retrieval strategies and comprehension problems encountered by 30 heavier drinking respondents using protocol analysis on three alcohol use items: In the last 12 months, maximum quantity consumed in one day, frequency of drinking only one to two drinks, and frequency of...
This paper describes results from a pilot study that assessed the reasons for change provided by former drug users in a representative sample of the general population. As part of a random digit dialing telephone survey, people were asked about their past use of cannabis, cocaine/crack, tobacco...
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