Alcohol and the Community
A Systems Approach to Prevention
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Alcohol and the Community by Harold D. Holder
Book DescriptionAn individual's decision to use alcohol and the frequency, quantity and situation of such use are the result of a combination of biological and social factors. Drinking is not only a personal choice, but also a matter of custom and social behaviour, and is influenced by access and economic factors including levels of disposable income and cost of alcoholic beverages. Until prevention efforts cease to focus narrowly on the individual and begin to adopt broader community perspectives on alcohol problems and strategies to reduce them, these efforts will fail. This book, first published in 1998, challenges the current implicit models used in alcohol problem prevention and demonstrates an ecological perspective of the community as a complex adaptive system composed of interacting subsystems, an appreciation and understanding of which offers an alternative approach to the prevention of alcohol dependence and alcohol-related problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035040
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harold D. Holder
Alcohol and the Community, Hardback (March 1998)» View all books by Harold D. Holder
This book, first published in 1998, offers an ecological perspective of the community as an alternative approach to the prevention of alcohol-related problems.
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