Robin Room Alcohol Research Group, Institute of Epidemiology and Behavioral Medicine, Medical Research Institute of San Francisco, 1816 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, California 94709 ALCOHOL CONTROL AND THE FIELD OF PUBLIC HEALTH Fifteen years ago, the American Public Health Association published a Guide to Community Control ofAlcoholism (19). The guide is a faithful reflection of received wisdom on the topic at the time. While it begins with a general discussion of "beverage alcohol use in American society," in terms of public health action its single-minded emphasis is on setting up a publicly supported institutional system and capacity for the treatment of alcoholism. In the course of a two-page discussion on the "prevention of alcoholism," there is a brief and arms-length mention of "laws and regulations" as an element on the landscape that the health planner must "take . . . into account." The guide comments, Regulatory bodies in states and communities have adopted a wide variety of measures aimed at limiting or restricting the use of alcoholic beverages, but there is no evidence that these laws have any substantial effect on the rate of alcoholism (p. 94). Two years earlier, at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meetings of
Annual Review of Public Health – Annual Reviews
Published: May 1, 1984
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera