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

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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 December 2009)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Thomas K. Greenfield
Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Ave., Ste 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
Website: http://www.arg.org/staff/staff_detail.php?id=4
E-Mail: tgreenfield@arg.org
Phone: +1 510 597 3440
Fax: +1 510 985 6459
Interests: the epidemiology of alcohol use and problems; alcohol policy studies; regulatory environments and externalities; alcohol-related problem and consumption measurement; drinking patterns and mortality, alcohol related health disparities; cultural and ethnic variations in drinking behavior; services research and consumer satisfaction with services

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,

Environments affect alcohol consumption patterns and the development of alcoholism (or alcohol dependence) and these human characteristics and conditions in turn impact the environment in both social and physical ways, including producing drinking externalities. Public health alcohol issues inherently involve agents (e.g., contaminated beverages), the host’s bio-psycho-social makeup and typical intake patterns, embedded or acting in environments—physical, social and drinking contexts. Environments can be hazardous, harmful, restraining of choices or rehabilitative, for example effects of dysfunctional or positive family rules; organizational, governmental or social regulations; drinking venues affecting pour sizes, drinking rates, and risks of assault or injury; taxation and price regimes; and social networks. Because humans move between and may select or be trapped by surroundings, complex interactions occur. Furthermore, environmental impacts depend upon life-course stage, time structured risk opportunities, from early rearing, adolescent and young adult groups though lifetime exposures. We are interested too in environmental controls, wet or dry environments, policy and community interventions, and mutual help and living groups supporting sobriety. We seek papers for the special edition of IJERPH dealing with such issues and methodologies like geographic and other techniques and measurement approaches for improving environmental studies of alcohol and alcoholism.

Dr. Thomas K. Greenfield
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • alcoholism
  • drinking context
  • policy
  • environment
  • social network
  • externalities
  • methodology

Published Papers (10 papers)

by , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2136-2160; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052136
Received: 9 March 2010; in revised form: 26 April 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010
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by , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1855-1871; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041855
Received: 22 January 2010; in revised form: 11 April 2010 / Accepted: 17 April 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010
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by
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1226-1247; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031226
Received: 29 December 2009; in revised form: 5 March 2010 / Accepted: 12 March 2010 / Published: 22 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1093-1104; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031093
Received: 8 February 2010; in revised form: 2 March 2010 / Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 15 March 2010
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by , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 827-841; doi:10.3390/ijerph7030827
Received: 31 December 2009; Accepted: 2 March 2010 / Published: 8 March 2010
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by
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 799-813; doi:10.3390/ijerph7030799
Received: 18 December 2009; Accepted: 1 March 2010 / Published: 4 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(1), 269-283; doi:10.3390/ijerph7010269
Received: 9 December 2009; Accepted: 16 January 2010 / Published: 20 January 2010
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by , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3205-3224; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123205
Received: 19 October 2009; Accepted: 5 December 2009 / Published: 11 December 2009
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by  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3156-3168; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123156
Received: 10 October 2009; Accepted: 4 December 2009 / Published: 10 December 2009
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by , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(1), 349-360; doi:10.3390/ijerph6010349
Received: 19 December 2008; Accepted: 16 January 2009 / Published: 20 January 2009
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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