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Alcohol : opposing viewpoints

Author: Scott Barbour
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1998.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The four areas debated are health, industry responsibility, alcoholism treatment, and what can be done about alcohol-related problems. The previously published material taken from a variety of sources has been edited for length and accessibility ... A fine vehicle to help young people evaluate sources of information and hone critical-thinking skills." SLJ.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alcohol.
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607238136
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Barbour
ISBN: 156510675X 9781565106758 1565106741 9781565106741
OCLC Number: 36776434
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Moderate drinking is beneficial for human health / R. Curtis Ellison --
Drinking is harmful for human health / Albert B. Lowenfels --
The health benefits of alcohol should be promoted more vigorously / Dave Shiflett --
The health benefits of alcohol should not be promoted / George A. Hacker --
Doctors should recommend alcohol to their patients / Stanton Peele --
Doctors should not recommend alcohol to their patients / Michael H. Criqui --
Advertising liquor on television and radio is irresponsible / Part I: American Medical Association, Part II: John Hughes --
Advertising liquor on television and radio is not irresponsible / Fred A. Meister --
Television liquor ads may promote underage drinking / John Leo --
Television liquor ads will not promote underage drinking / Morris E. Chafetz --
The alcohol industry targets minority neighborhoods / Diana P. Hackbarth, Barbara Silvestri, and William Cosper --
The alcohol industry benefits minority neighborhoods / Noel N. Hankin --
Alcoholism should be treated as a disease / Terence T. Gorski --
Alcoholism should not be treated as a disease / Audrey Kishline --
Alcoholics Anonymous is effective / Neil J. Carr --
Alcoholics Anonymous is ineffective / Vince Fox --
Secular Organizations for Sobriety is an effective self-help program / James Christopher --
Rational recovery is an effective self-help program / Jack Trimpey --
Medication may help alcoholics stay sober / David Brown --
Buddhism can help alcoholics stay sober / Pat Patton --
Raising alcohol taxes could reduce alcohol-related problems / Donald S. Kenkel --
Raising alcohol taxes would not reduce alcohol-related problems / Dwight B. Heath --
Minimum drinking-age laws should be strongly enforced / Alexander C. Wagenaar and Mark Wolfson --
Minimum drinking-age laws are ineffective / William F. Buckley Jr. --
Colleges should combat alcohol abuse among students / Henry Wechsler --
Incarceration and treatment should be used to combat drunk driving / Leonard Zailskas --
Media campaigns can effectively combat drunk driving / William DeJong and Charles K. Atkin.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Scott Barbour, book editor.

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"The four areas debated are health, industry responsibility, alcoholism treatment, and what can be done about alcohol-related problems. The previously published material taken from a variety of sources has been edited for length and accessibility ... A fine vehicle to help young people evaluate sources of information and hone critical-thinking skills." SLJ.

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