Special Issue "Alcohol Abuse: Newer Approaches to an Old Problem"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)

Special Issue Editor

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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The problems caused by the heavy consumption of alcohol continue throughout the world despite the enormous human and material resources being applied in our efforts to reduce both alcohol abuse and the negative health, medical, social, economic and other consequences that can result.

To the extent that we continue using theories and techniques that might not be as effective as some alternatives might be, we are being inefficient and less than optimally effective. The costs would not only be financial but also human.

Therefore, this special issue will focus on newer approaches to reducing (1) the incidence of harmful drinking and (2) the harms that can result from such consumption. In doing so, it seeks to be inclusive and invites papers that present newer ideas, theories, techniques, programs and models. It seeks not only empirical studies but also reviews and opinion pieces.

Prof. Dr. David J. Hanson
Guest Editor


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  • harm reduction
  • social norms marketing,
  • educational programs
  • treatment alternatives
  • public policies on alcohol

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , , , , , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 5783-5791; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605783
Received: 10 December 2013; in revised form: 6 April 2014 / Accepted: 29 April 2014 / Published: 28 May 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(1), 849-865; doi:10.3390/ijerph110100849
Received: 12 November 2013; in revised form: 18 December 2013 / Accepted: 25 December 2013 / Published: 8 January 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(10), 4584-4606; doi:10.3390/ijerph10104584
Received: 26 June 2013; in revised form: 16 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 27 September 2013
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Last update: 24 April 2013

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