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Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity

The second edition of this important book, Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity, considers the design and implementation of effective alcohol policies at local, national and international levels, and the extent to which they are based on the latest research in alcohol use and misuse.

- Thoroughly revised and updated throughout since the first edition, with a new chapter describing the global structure and strategies of the alcohol industry
- New ratings of 42 interventions and strategies in terms of evidence of effectiveness, amount of research support and cross-national applicability

Co-sponsored by the Society for the Study of Addiction and the Pan American Health Organization, and published by Oxford University Press: ‘Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity – Second Edition is a collaborative effort by an international group of alcohol scientists to improve the linkages between science and alcohol policy. It presents, in a comprehensive, practical, and readily accessible form, the accumulated scientific knowledge on alcohol research that has a direct relevance to alcohol policy on local, national, and international levels. It provides an objective analytical basis on which to build relevant policies globally and informs policy-makers who have direct responsibility for public health and social welfare. The authors describe the conceptual basis for a rational alcohol policy and present updated epidemiological data on the global dimensions of alcohol misuse. The core of the book is a critical review of the cumulative scientific evidence in seven general areas of alcohol policy: pricing and taxation, regulating the physical availability of alcohol, modifying the environment in which drinking occurs, drinking-driving countermeasures, marketing restrictions, primary prevention programs in schools and other settings, and treatment and early intervention services. The final chapters discuss the current state of alcohol policy in different parts of the world and describe the need for a new approach to alcohol policy that is evidence-based, realistic, and coordinated.’

We are very pleased to be able to make a limited number of copies of Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity and Drug Policy and the Public Good available to members only at 30% off! Please email membership@addiction-ssa.org with your name, delivery address and email address. Payment by cheque or credit/debit card. Members-only price: £20.97


Drug Policy and the Public Good (winner of 1st prize in the public health category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2010).

  • A group of the most cited authors in the field of addiction research provide a uniquely international perspective on the global impact of drug misuse, the current state of drug addiction research and the effectiveness of different policy choices
  • Relevant to both developed and developing countries, looking in detail at both epidemiology and interventions, offering both students and policy makers a thorough and up-to-date look at the field of drug misuse and drug policy
  • The book provides an analytical basis on which to build relevant global drug policies, and to inform policy makers who have direct responsibility for public health and social welfare.

More information: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/


Publishing Addiction Science

We have a few copies left of the second edition of Publishing Addiction Science at the reduced price of £10! Please email membership@addiction-ssa.org with your name, delivery address and email address. Payment by cheque or credit/debit card.

 


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