New to this edition
Readership: Health policy specialists and researchers, service planners and providers, epidemiologists, social workers and clinicians with an interest in addiction and other alcohol-related problems (psychiatrists, clinical psychologists).
Thomas F. Babor, Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
""The book reads with ease. The chapters are focussed and the subject well-described. I liked the breakdown of the chapters in small parts, well and clearly titled. I his helps to maintain the atter~~tioinn a subject that can be rather dry A thorough and very helpful overview of the impact that globalisation is having on the struggle countries face In their efforts (or lack of them) to try to manage the effects of drinking alcohol in thelr population and the impact on the publlc health of their nations." \s BMA Med Book & Patinet Info Awards \s 2011"
"A valuable critical overview and analysis of the international research evidence on the harms and responses to alcohol problems in developed and developing countries. If we lived in a perfect world
there would be a well-used, dog-eared, scribbled-on copy of the book on the desk on alcohol policy makers across the globe."
"Like its predecessor, this excellent work is destined to prove an important influence on policy makers throughout the world. As one would expect with this pedigree, the book is meticulously referenced and it is peppered with case studies which highlight examples of preventive projects that have succeeded and might be adopted elsewhere. Whosoever is responsible for commissioning or advocating alcohol policy and services should read this book." - Scottish Health Action in Alcohol Problems
1: Setting the policy agenda
2: Alcohol: no ordinary commodity
3: Alcohol consumption trends and patterns of drinking
4: The global burden of alcohol consumption
5: The alcohol beverage industry: global structure and strategies
6: International context of alcohol policy
7: Strategies and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm
8: Controlling affordability: pricing and taxation
9: Regulating the physical availability of alcohol
10: Modifying the drinking context: reducing harm in the licensed drinking environment and other contexts
11: Drinking and driving prevention and countermeasures
12: Restrictions on marketing
13: Education and persuasion strategies
14: Treatment and early intervention services
15: The policymaking arena: Putting alcohol policies into effect
16: Alcohol policies: a consumer's guide