Report on the impact of unstudied European changes in the economic and physical availability of alcohol on alcohol-related harm

2 de março de 20132min5

Mikaela Lindeman, Thomas Karlsson, Esa Österberg 

It is a well-established and well documented fact that restricting the physical and economic availability of alcohol is one of the strongest measures in the alcohol policy toolbox. Apart from being effective, these measures are at the same time cost- effective, when trying to reduce alcohol consumption and related harms (Anderson 2009; Babor et al. 2010; Anderson, Møller & Galea (eds.) 2012).

The fifth work package of EU project Amphora ( titled Economic and physical availability of alcohol, was dedicated to study the changes and effects of alcohol availability in Europe. The work package was split into two separate parts. In the first stage of the project previously studied policy changes regarding the economic and physical availability of alcohol in Europe were surveyed. Data for the first stage was identified through an extensive literature search including databases, meta analyzes, summary reports and national experts (Karlsson, Lindeman & Österberg 2012a). 

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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.