The normalisation of binge drinking? An historical and cross cultural investigation with implications for action

Berridge, Virginia, Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel (2007) The normalisation of binge drinking? An historical and cross cultural investigation with implications for action. Project Report. Alcohol Research UK. .

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Abstract

Binge drinking is a matter of current social, media and political concern, rarely out of the headlines and a focus of policy activity. Discussion of binge drinking has focussed on the activities of young people and it is believed to have resulted in significant harm to individuals and to communities. Binge drinking is sometimes portrayed as a recent phenomenon but it has a history and concern about it is not new. This project aimed to set the phenomenon of binge drinking in its historical cultural and contemporary context by considering: historical and anthropological perspectives; the definition and measurement of binge drinking; the contemporary situation in cross national perspective. The overall aim is to draw lessons for policy through the interaction of social science and historical perspectives.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 15556
Notes on copyright: Permission granted, on the 17/09/15, by Alcohol Research UK to place the attached report in this open access repository. This report also available on Alcohol research UK website http://alcoholresearchuk.org
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Depositing User: Rachel Herring
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 16:05
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 08:18
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15556

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