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The control-of-consumption approach to alcohol abuse prevention: I. A reconceptualization

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The single-distribution theory of alcohol consumption and the derived prevention strategy, the control-of-consumption approach, are conceptualized as three probabilistic relationships between four variables, collectively called "the Ledermann string": availability, average consumption, proportion of heavy drinkers, and prevalence of damage. This conceptualization suggests four different intervention strategies, only one of which is seriously considered by advocates of the single-distribution theory: restrictions on availability. A companion article reviews the scientific literature on the relationships of the Ledermann string.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of the Addictions
Vol/bind22
Nummer9
Sider (fra-til)813-823
Antal sider11
ISSN0020-773X
StatusUdgivet - 1987

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  • Alcohol abuse, Prevention, Control of consumption

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