Readership: Clinicians and other professionals in health and social services. Social science, psychology, nursing and medical students. The police, teachers and policy makers.
Martin Plant, Professor of Addiction Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol, and Moira Plant, Professor of Alcohol Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol
"This book is an easy "good read". It is up to date, informative and broad-based, indeed substantially more broad than the title Binge Britain suggests. The historical perspectives are particularly illuminating." - BMA Medical Book Competition 2007
"...a valuable resource for anyone intending to work in the [alcohol field]." - The Psychologist
"With our dependence on alcohol laid bare by this book, it is hard to feel optimistic that the future will bring any moderation of our habits. Drink impinges on the lives of almost all of us and for that reason nurses in all settings will learn something from these provocative pages. Cheers." - Nursing Standard
"The harm caused to
individuals and to society by binge drinking is forcefully laid out in Binge Britain: Alcohol and the National Response. Moira and Martin Plant are clear about the way forward: health education messages are largely futile and often misinterpreted. They argue that we need to stem the cheap supply of alcohol and to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks." - Lancet
"...a fascinating, highly informative and certainly enjoyable book." - Education Journal
1: Alcohol in Britain
2: Drinking habits: recent patterns and trends
3: The consequences of drinking: the good, the bad and the ugly
4: Alcohol policy in the United Kingdom
5: Bar wars: media frenzy and licensing chaos
6: Lessons from the past
7: Future directions?