Special Issue "Alcohol and Public Health"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David J. Hanson
State University of New York College at Potsdam, Department of Sociology, 112 Breckenridge Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Website: http://www.alcoholinformation.org/
E-Mail: hansondj@potsdam.edu
Phone: +1 919 942 5115
Interests: impact of drinking beverage alcohol on health; effective ways to reduce alcohol abuse in a population

Editorial Advisor
Dr. Joris Cornelis Verster
Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacology, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands
E-Mail: j.c.verster@uu.nl
Phone: +31 30 253 6909
Fax: +31 30 253 7900
Interests: effects of drugs on driving and traffic safety; drug abuse and addiction; sleep and sleep disorders

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The light and moderate consumption of alcohol (beer, wine and distilled spirits) is associated with better health and greater longevity than is either abstention from alcohol or the immoderate consumption of alcohol. However, the abusive consumption of alcoholic beverages contributes to serious health and safety problems. In addition to pain, suffering and loss of life, these problems also place an enormous and unnecessary financial burden on the victims and on society. A major problem faced in crafting public policy is to strike the optimum balance between promoting societal abstinence on one hand and the immoderate consumption of alcohol on the other.

This goal typically includes objectives such as reducing alcohol-related motor vehicle crash deaths and injuries, reducing cirrhosis deaths associated with alcohol abuse, reducing heavy episodic or binge drinking, and increasing treatment for alcohol abuse.

The proposed means of achieving such objectives are often controversial and may include raising or lowering minimum legal drinking ages, tax increases, restrictions on time and place of purchase, issuance of drinking learner permits to adults under the age of 21, promoting harm reduction, changing the content of alcohol education, and mandating vehicle interlock systems on all motor vehicles.

Prof. Dr. David J. Hanson
Guest Editor

Related Special Issue:
Environmental Research on Alcohol: Public Health Perspectives

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • public
  • health
  • policy
  • deaths
  • injuries
  • treatment
  • consumption
  • control
  • problems

Published Papers (43 papers)

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(9), 3796-3809; doi:10.3390/ijerph8093796
Received: 11 August 2011; in revised form: 2 September 2011 / Accepted: 2 September 2011 / Published: 23 September 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(8), 3351-3364; doi:10.3390/ijerph8083351
Received: 7 June 2011; in revised form: 3 August 2011 / Accepted: 3 August 2011 / Published: 16 August 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(8), 3263-3276; doi:10.3390/ijerph8083263
Received: 2 June 2011; in revised form: 13 July 2011 / Accepted: 13 July 2011 / Published: 5 August 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(8), 3232-3245; doi:10.3390/ijerph8083232
Received: 3 June 2011; in revised form: 30 July 2011 / Accepted: 30 July 2011 / Published: 5 August 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 3019-3031; doi:10.3390/ijerph8073019
Received: 1 June 2011; in revised form: 13 July 2011 / Accepted: 20 July 2011 / Published: 21 July 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2895-2906; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072895
Received: 1 June 2011; in revised form: 5 July 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 14 July 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2876-2894; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072894
Received: 26 May 2011; in revised form: 27 June 2011 / Accepted: 12 July 2011 / Published: 14 July 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2816-2827; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072816
Received: 28 May 2011; in revised form: 15 June 2011 / Accepted: 29 June 2011 / Published: 6 July 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2747-2757; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072747
Received: 7 June 2011; Accepted: 20 June 2011 / Published: 30 June 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2692-2705; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072692
Received: 16 May 2011; in revised form: 15 June 2011 / Accepted: 23 June 2011 / Published: 29 June 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2629-2639; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072629
Received: 24 May 2011; in revised form: 21 June 2011 / Accepted: 22 June 2011 / Published: 28 June 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2331-2351; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062331
Received: 14 April 2011; in revised form: 17 June 2011 / Accepted: 17 June 2011 / Published: 22 June 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2124-2131; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062124
Received: 16 May 2011; in revised form: 1 June 2011 / Accepted: 2 June 2011 / Published: 9 June 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1601-1612; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051601
Received: 10 February 2011; in revised form: 29 April 2011 / Accepted: 5 May 2011 / Published: 17 May 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1296-1307; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051296
Received: 6 March 2011; in revised form: 7 April 2011 / Accepted: 19 April 2011 / Published: 27 April 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2325-2336; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052325
Received: 2 February 2010; in revised form: 1 April 2010 / Accepted: 7 May 2010 / Published: 10 May 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 1872-1888; doi:10.3390/ijerph7051872
Received: 18 February 2010; Accepted: 5 March 2010 / Published: 27 April 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1540-1557; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041540
Received: 8 February 2010; Accepted: 1 April 2010 / Published: 4 April 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1432-1447; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041432
Received: 8 January 2010; in revised form: 9 February 2010 / Accepted: 10 March 2010 / Published: 29 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1366-1378; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041366
Received: 3 December 2009; in revised form: 8 February 2010 / Accepted: 15 March 2010 / Published: 29 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1285-1301; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041285
Received: 11 January 2010; in revised form: 23 February 2010 / Accepted: 12 March 2010 / Published: 25 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1174-1185; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031174
Received: 8 February 2010; in revised form: 15 March 2010 / Accepted: 15 March 2010 / Published: 18 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1076-1092; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031076
Received: 4 January 2010; in revised form: 12 February 2010 / Accepted: 22 February 2010 / Published: 15 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(2), 473-493; doi:10.3390/ijerph7020473
Received: 31 December 2009; Accepted: 8 February 2010 / Published: 11 February 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(2), 364-379; doi:10.3390/ijerph7020364
Received: 16 December 2009; Accepted: 22 January 2010 / Published: 27 January 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3070-3081; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123070
Received: 29 October 2009; Accepted: 29 November 2009 / Published: 4 December 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3097-3104; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123097
Received: 23 October 2009; Accepted: 2 December 2009 / Published: 4 December 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3010-3022; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123010
Received: 6 November 2009; Accepted: 26 November 2009 / Published: 1 December 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2898-2918; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112898
Received: 7 October 2009; Accepted: 18 November 2009 / Published: 24 November 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2783-2792; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112783
Received: 10 October 2009; Accepted: 5 November 2009 / Published: 6 November 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2763-2782; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112763
Received: 17 September 2009; Accepted: 2 November 2009 / Published: 4 November 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2725-2739; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112725
Received: 27 August 2009; Accepted: 17 October 2009 / Published: 27 October 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(9), 2510-2525; doi:10.3390/ijerph6092510
Received: 13 August 2009; Accepted: 22 September 2009 / Published: 23 September 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(9), 2426-2435; doi:10.3390/ijerph6092426
Received: 11 August 2009; Accepted: 4 September 2009 / Published: 10 September 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(9), 2408-2416; doi:10.3390/ijerph6092408
Received: 10 August 2009; Accepted: 3 September 2009 / Published: 8 September 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(8), 2205-2225; doi:10.3390/ijerph6082205
Received: 7 July 2009; Accepted: 10 August 2009 / Published: 12 August 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(8), 2139-2149; doi:10.3390/ijerph6082139
Received: 3 July 2009; Accepted: 22 July 2009 / Published: 30 July 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(8), 2090-2101; doi:10.3390/ijerph6082090
Received: 17 June 2009; Accepted: 20 July 2009 / Published: 27 July 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(7), 2055-2075; doi:10.3390/ijerph6072055
Received: 24 June 2009; Accepted: 16 July 2009 / Published: 23 July 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(7), 2007-2027; doi:10.3390/ijerph6072007
Received: 19 June 2009; Accepted: 10 July 2009 / Published: 20 July 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(7), 1991-2006; doi:10.3390/ijerph6071991
Received: 4 June 2009; Accepted: 9 July 2009 / Published: 16 July 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1917-1929; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061917
Received: 15 May 2009; Accepted: 21 June 2009 / Published: 24 June 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1760-1777; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061760
Received: 18 May 2009; Accepted: 5 June 2009 / Published: 8 June 2009
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