ERIC Number: ED235081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Alcohol Abuse: Geographical Perspectives. Resource Publications in Geography.
Smith, Christopher J.; Hanham, Robert Q.
Intended for geography professors, students, and researchers, this publication explores some topics in the area of alcohol use and abuse that are potentially suited for geographical research. There are four chapters. Chapter 1 introduces some of the more familiar arguments for and against alcohol consumption. The second chapter deals with the cultural context in which drinking occurs and reviews some of the geographical variations in drinking practices, from both a global and a national perspective. Chapter 3 discusses why people drink heavily and what happens when they drink to excess. Also reviewed in this chapter are some attempts to estimate the spatial prevalence of alcoholism and other alcohol-related problems in the United States. The concluding chapter reviews some of the theories of alcohol use and abuse and examines options available for prevention and control. A bibliography concludes the publication. (RM)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Prevention, Research Opportunities, Resource Materials, Social Science Research, Social Theories
Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00; 10-99 copies, 10% discount).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.