Unintended consequences of local alcohol restrictions in rural Alaska.

@article{Ogilvie2018UnintendedCO,
  title={Unintended consequences of local alcohol restrictions in rural Alaska.},
  author={Kristen A Ogilvie},
  journal={Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse},
  year={2018},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          16-31
        }
}
Since 1981, Alaskans have had the ability to enact by referendum local restrictions in alcohol sales, importation, and possession, known as "local options." Intended to empower rural communities to reduce alcohol abuse and associated violence and trauma, the "local option" laws have led to unintended consequences as individuals in alcohol-restricted communities seek intoxication from both legal and illegal sources of alcohol. Based on 68 interviews with 72 community members in eight rural sites… CONTINUE READING