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'The beauty of the book is in the detail and the selection of research findings which encourage one to go to the 12 pages of references to seek out the original papers' - 'Alcohol & Alcoholism Covering the latest research and literature on the use of alcohol by adolescents, this concise book provides leads for understanding its aetiology and effective interventions, as well as pointing to future lines of research. Topics covered include: an introduction to the scope of issues related to alcohol use; a review of approaches to the measurement of alcohol-related behaviours among adolescents; and social policy interventions and major conceptual and methodological issues that need to be addressed. The book at once conveys the significance of adolescent alcohol use as a social and clinical problem but also points to promising leads for its amelioration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761909200
ISBN-10: 0761909206
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 13mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 23-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Windle

MICHAEL WINDLE, PhD is a Rollins Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education in Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. In 1984 he received his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and then was a Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions in Buffalo, NY for eleven years. Subsequent to this, Dr. Windle accepted a position at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as a Professor of Psychology and Director of the UAB Center for the Advancement of Youth Health and the CDC-funded Comprehensive Youth Violence Center. In the fall of 2006, Dr. Windle joined Emory University in his current chair position. He is a developmental psychopathologist with interests in risk and protective factors for child and adolescent alcohol and other substance use, mental health, and violence. Dr. Windle has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over 23 consecutive years and received an NIH MERIT Award in 1996 for his research on adolescent alcohol use and related problems. In 2001, Dr. Windle was acknowledged professionally as in the top 5% for research productivity among developmental scientists He has published over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and three books: Children of Alcoholics: Critical Perspectives, The Science of Prevention, and Alcohol Use among Adolescents.