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Special Issue "Alcohol Use and Misuse: A Public Health Perspective"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2023) | Viewed by 3206
Special Issue Editor
Interests: fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD); psychology; epidemiology; psychoactive substance use; prevention science; evaluation
Special Issue Information
Scientific evidence on the determinants of health of populations clearly shows that alcohol use is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Despite the numerous organized efforts undertaken by governmental, public and private bodies to prevent and diminish the health and social threats caused by alcohol, they still exist. Alcohol use impacts mental health and increases the risk of injuries and infectious and noncommunicable diseases (e.g., digestive, cardiovascular and cancers). Particularly prone to developing alcohol-related problems are women, especially during pregnancy, children and adolescents, and older and less affluent people.
This is why research and knowledge exchange is needed to establish a new, more effective public health approach to manage alcohol use and misuse that is tailored to the specific needs of vulnerable groups. This approach should include studies and activities at international, national or local levels, targeting the general population as well as specific subpopulations (e.g., teenagers, pregnant women, minorities, migrants, etc.); focus on school, healthcare, workplace, community or other environments; influence people’s personal habits, attitudes and behaviors via policies, media, education or therapy; and address alcohol issues alone or in the context of other social and health problems.
The complexity of the problem and the challenges of changing alcohol-related behavior require an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, we invite reviews as well as quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies from the epidemiology, health, social sciences, public policy, communication, education and other relevant fields. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possible subject areas.
Dr. Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn
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- mental health
- women’s health
- children’s health
- health determinants
- health consequences
- social inequalities
- evidence-based interventions