1st Edition

Drinking and Casualties Accidents, Poisonings and Violence in an International Perspective

Edited By Norman Giesbrecht Copyright 1989

    The problems that alcohol brings to society centre around the victims of accidents, poisonings and violence; the 'drinking casualties' of the title. This is also seen as an important area for the innovation and adoption of preventative strategies, particularly for environmental controls. Norman Giesbrecht examines systems of recording and analysing alcohol-related casualties, assesses current knowledge of the prevalence and aetiology of these cases and indicates how this information can be more effectively used to develop preventive policies and programmes.

    List of Figures, List of Tables, Acknowledgements, Preface: Towards a Clearer Definition of Alcohol’s Role in Casualties, Introduction: Themes and Issues in the Study of Drinking and Casualties, Section I: Reviews, Section II: Conceptual Issues and Methods, Section III: Studies of National Systems, Section IV: Exemplary Analysis, Section V: Research and Policy, List of Authors and Editors, Author Index, Subject Index


    Norman Giesbrecht