ERIC Number: ED112314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Alcohol Public Education Literature. Alcohol Countermeasures Literature Review. Final Report.
DeLellis, John D.; Griffin, Patrick
The underlying theme of virtually all of the literature under review can be simply stated: If we are to achieve positive results in combating abusive drinking and its ramifications, we must revamp our thinking on the subject of alcohol and human behavior, discarding stereotypes and negative approaches. Effectively, communicating the basics of alcohol abuse to the professional and the public remains an urgent identification need. No effective prevention panacea has been found to reduce alcohol abuse. The crux of the issue is coordinating and properly implementing existing laws and provisions to deter further abuse of alcohol in the driving situation. Increased attention is being paid to the problem of alcohol abuse and loss of productivity. But, business, industry, government and the military are a long way from accepting the fact that it is a problem that can be effectively dealt with by them, and that sound program is in fact a cost-saving tool of paramount significance. The drinking-driving problem has received much attention, but satisfying results have been lacking. The fundamental hurdle to be overcome is convincing the American public of the dangers involved in drinking and driving. (Author)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Drinking, Health Education, Information Dissemination, Literature Reviews, Prevention, Publicize, Traffic Safety
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Safety Council, Chicago, IL.