Alcohol Alert Number 87 Measuring the Burden of Alcohol

  • Published 2014


Alcohol has been part of human culture for all of recorded history, and for most of that history people have understood its potential to harm both the person imbibing and the greater society. But measuring the true burden posed by alcohol on a local, national, and global scale can be challenging. Researchers have tackled that challenge by creating new techniques and combining old ones to develop a more comprehensive picture of alcohol!s influence on health, social life, and economics.1 That picture shows a global increase in alcohol­related harms.2 This increase in alcohol!s harmful effects is so significant that the World Health Organization passed multiple resolutions to address this issue over the past few years, including the 2010 World Health Assembly!s Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.

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@inproceedings{2014AlcoholAN, title={Alcohol Alert Number 87 Measuring the Burden of Alcohol}, author={}, year={2014} }