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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Isn't Prevention Preferable to Treatment of Alcohol Abuse?


Cecile A. Marczinski’s review of Binge Drinking and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students and Young Adults, by Rachel P. Winograd and Kenneth J. Sher, notes that the book is a valuable resource guide for the assessment and treatment of alcohol abuse. While treatment of alcohol abuse is certainly needed, many health professionals now emphasize prevention. It is less expensive and probably easier. Frederick Douglass said, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." What can we do to prevent our youth from starting to drink alcohol in the first place? What are the best practices? What other persons or entities should get involved besides parents?

Read the Review
ReviewHelping Young People Drink Less: Empirically Based Strategies to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harm
      By Cecile A. Marczinski
      PsycCRITIQUES, 2015 Vol 60(34)


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