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Guide to Information Sources BOOKS Alcohol and Health: Fifth Special Report to the U.S. Congress. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1983. A review of recent research on alcohol consumption and various cate- gories of health problems. A final chapter, "Prevention: A Broad Per- spective," discusses such topics as education, regulation, and the current activities of various organizations relevant to prevention. Alcohol and Public Policy: Beyond the Shadow of Prohibition. Mark Moore and Dean Gerstein, eds. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1981. An examination by the Panel on Alternative Policies Affecting the Pre- vention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the role prevention-oriented public policies can play in reducing alcohol-related problems in the United States. Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, and Related Problems: Opportunities for Research. Di- vision of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1980. A wide-ranging assessment of the research needed to develop effective treatment and prevention programs for alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Alcoholism and Related Problems: Issues for the American Public. Louis lolyon West, ed. Englewood Cliffs, N. I.: Prentice-Hall, 1984. A collection of papers and consensus report from a 1984 session of the American Assembly of Columbia University examining the relation of ~3
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Il4 / ALCOHOL IN AMERICA alcohol problems to issues in economics, law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and public policy. The Alcohol Republic: An American Tradition. W. J. Rorabaugh. New York: Ox- ford University Press, 1979. A historical analysis of drinking during the first 50 years of America's history, concluding with a look at the temperance movement of the 1830s, which dramatically reduced the high levels of consumption prevalent at that time. Alcohol, Society, and the State. Vol. 1: A Comparative Study of Alcohol Control. Vol. 2: The Social History of Control Policy in Seven Countries. Toronto: Addiction Research Foundation, 1981. An analysis conducted by the International Study of Alcohol Control Experiences in collaboration with the World Health Organization's Re- gional Office for Europe on the efforts of several industrialized countries to control alcohol sales and consumption since World War II. Alcohol, Young Drivers, and Traffic Accidents. Alexander C. Wagenaar. Lexing- ton, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1983. A review of how changes in the minimum drinking age, either up or down, have affected the involvement of young people in alcohol-related automobile crashes. Annual Statistical Review 1983184. Economics and Statistics Division, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Distilled Spirits Coun- cil of the United States, 1984. A compilation of statistics on the production, consumption, foreign trade, distribution, state and local control, and other aspects of the distilled spirits industry. The Chemical People Book: A National School-Age Drug and Alcohol Abuse Cam- paign. Lloyd Kaiser, ed. Pittsburgh: QED Enterprises, 1983. A guide and accompaniment to the campaign developed by public tele- vision station WQED in Pittsburgh to combat drug and alcohol abuse among school-age adolescents. The book details the steps and procedures by which the campaign formed thousands of local task forces. The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order. Joseph R. Gusfield. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981. A "research essay" on the cultural and social factors that encourage and discourage drunk driving in the United States. Deliver Us From Evil: An Interpretation of American Prohibition. Norman H. Clark. New York: W.W. Norton, 1976. A social history of America's most radical attempt to legislate drinking habits, considering both the effects of the prohibition movement on po- litical history before 1916 and the legacies of Prohibition. Deterring the Drinking Driver: Legal Policy and Social Control. H. Laurence Ross. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1984. The revised and updated edition of a comprehensive overview of drink- ing and driving and especially of the factors that influence the effective- ness of drunk driving laws.
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GUIDE TO INFORMATION SOURCES / 115 Driving the Drunk off the Road. Sandy Golden. Washington, D.C.: Acropolis Books, 1983. An action-oriented guide for private citizens and government. The es- tablishment of a Students Against Drunk Driving group is presented as a model, and individual chapters discuss how to use the media to help bring about drunk-driving reform, how to work with elected officials, and how to establish and contribute to state and local task groups. Economics and Alcohol: Consumption and Control. Marcus Grant, Martin Plant, and Alan Williams, eds. New York: Gardner Press, 1983. A collection of papers exploring the nature and strength of the link between economic factors and alcohol use and abuse, demonstrating both the potential and limitations of economic analyses in alcohol-related areas. Toward the Prevention of Alcohol Problems: Government, Business, and Community Action. Dean Gerstein, ed. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press, 1984. A summary of a 1983 conference held under the auspices of the Panel on Alternative Policies Affecting the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to discuss and expand upon the issues presented in Alcohol and Public Policy: Beyond the Shadow of Prohibition. Will America Sober Up? Allan Luks. Boston: Beacon Press, 1983. An examination of current trends and developments in the area of pre- vention. Individual chapters discuss public policies geared toward pre- vention, dealcoholized beverages, and new research on alcoholism. ORGANIZATIONS Alcoholism Report, Inc., 1511 K Street, N.W., Suite 314, Washington, DC 20005. Publisher of Alcoholism Report, a semimonthly newsletter that covers leg- islative and policy developments at the national level affecting the alcohol and drug fields. Alcohol Research Information Service, 1120 East Oakland Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906. A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to collect, correlate, and dis- seminate information on alcohol and alcoholic products; their manufac- ture, sale, and use for beverage, industrial, or other purposes; and their relation to the health and well-being of people in the United States. Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1501 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Wash- ington, DC 20036. Coordinator of the Project to Stop Marketing Alcohol on Radio and Tele- vision. Project SMART is a national petition campaign calling on Con- gress either to ban all alcohol advertising on television and radio or to require equal broadcast time for health and safety messages about drink- ~ng.
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116 / ALCOHOL IN AMERICA Council on Alcohol Policy, c/o The Trauma Foundation, Building 1, San Fran- cisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94110. One of nine councils of the National Association for Public Health Policy. The purpose of the council is to develop and implement sound public- health-oriented alcohol policy at state and federal levels. Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, 1250 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. The national trade association of the domestic distilled spirits industry. DISCUS provides information, monitors the laws affecting the industry at all governmental levels, conducts public awareness and educational programs to encourage the responsible use of distilled spirits, and pro- motes sound business practices within the industry. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 669 Airport Freeway, Suite 310, Hurst, TX 76053. The national headquarters of MADD, which has over 300 chapters at state and local levels. National Clearinghouse for Alcohol Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852. The information service of the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The clearinghouse provides up-to-date information about a wide range of alcohol issues, including prevention, both upon request and through regular publications. National Council on Alcoholism, 12 West Twenty-First Street, New York,NY 10010. A national voluntary health agency that focuses on the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol abuse through public education and advocacy. Nearly 200 local and state affiliates provide information about alcoholism, treatment opportunities, and prevention. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Alcohol Counter- measures, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590. The division within the federal government that provides resources and technical assistance to state and local drunk driving programs and activ- ities. New York State Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, 194 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210. The agency within New York State that deals with alcoholism and alcohol abuse. The division has been particularly active in the areas of prevention, intervention, and education. Every state government contains a similar agency that directs alcohol programs at the state, county, or local levels and maintains liaisons with other organizations in the same field. Prevention Research Center, 2532 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704. One of nine national alcohol research institutes in the United States. The center conducts research on prevention issues, holds monthly seminars, and reports on current knowledge about prevention research to profes- sional, academic, and community audiences.
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GUIDE TO INFORMATION SOURCES / Il7 San Diego County Department of Health Services Alcohol Program, 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110. A countywide alcohol program that has been particularly active in seek- ing community-based solutions to alcohol problems and in organizing and implementing prevention initiatives. U.S. Brewers Association, 1750 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006. The national trade association of domestic brewers and suppliers to the industry. The association follows the laws affecting the brewing industry and provides information to its members and the public concerning the industry and its products. Wine Institute, 165 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. The trade association of California vintners, representing over 500 wine makers and several thousand growers in the state. The Wine Institute promotes the proper use of wine as a table beverage to accompany food and participates in community demonstration projects designed to re- duce alcohol problems and to educate the public about alcoholism.
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