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Book: Strategies to Address Alcohol Problems
Professor Diyanath Samarasinghe, Sri Lanka, and FORUT has written the book ”Strategies to Address Alcohol Problems”. The book is a tool to achieve better results in alcohol prevention highly relevant in developing countries, as well as countries with a Western drinking culture and political tradition.
“There are many things we do with good intentions. Some of these undoubtedly improve our world. But a good part of our effort goes waste for lack of a clear enough idea of how best to get the results we want.”
Before entering into the three levels of strategies, the author answers the question: ”Why is a response needed?”. In this chapter professor Samarasinghe gives an introduction to the full range of alcohol-related problems, as well as presenting some basic facts about the size of the problem. Given the broad range of adverse consequences of drinking, the author discusses a correspondingly broad strategy to address the alcohol problems.