ERIC Number: ED418362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Alcohol and Health. Ninth Special Report to the U.S. Congress from the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This report provides current information on the health consequences of using alcoholic beverages and a description on current research findings on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The focus is on research advances since September, 1993. The chapters are as follows: (1) "Epidemiology of Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences"; (2) "Genetic, Psychological, and Sociocultural Influences on Alcohol Use and Abuse"; (3) "Actions of Alcohol on the Brain"; (4) "Neurobehavioral Effects of Alcohol Consumption"; (5) "Effects of Alcohol on Health and Body Systems"; (6) "Effects of Alcohol on Fetal and Postnatal Development"; (7) "Effects of Alcohol on Behavior and Safety"; (8) "Economic Aspects of Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems"; (9) "Prevention of Alcohol Problems"; (10)"Treatment of Alcoholism and Related Problems"; and (11) "Alcohol Health Services Research." Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography. (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.