Alcohol Consumption: Patterns, Influences and Health Effects


Winston Gutierrez (Editor)

Series: Alcohol and Drug Abuse
BISAC: TEC041000

Alcohol consumption patterns are characterized as mild, moderate, social, heavy drinking, problem drinking, binge drinking and heavy episodic drinking may or may not lead to alcohol dependence. Excessive alcohol consumption has been associated with a variety of negative health consequences, acute or chronic, both the alcohol user and for society to which this drinker is inserted, ranging from injuries resulting from traffic accidents to diseases chronic such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. This book discusses alcohol consumption patterns, influences and health effects. The first chapter describes the epidemiology of global alcohol consumption, classification patterns of alcohol consumption, the influences and the deleterious effects of excessive consumption of these licit drugs can cause to the human body, and finally, the nutritional implications of this consumption. Chapter Two elucidates the risk factors associated with binge drinking from different approaches and presents the advances in prevention strategies and intervention programs for adolescents and young adults. Chapter Three discusses underlying theoretical constructs associated with alcohol-related group norms, outlines the empirical impact of social norms on binge drinking behavior, and presents secondary data analyses of two distinct nationally representative datasets. Chapter Four examines the relationship between electronic-cigarette use, alcohol consumption and smoking prohibition where alcohol is consumed. Chapter Five uses the curious case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to describe the ways individuals drink and why regular drinking (i.e., our Dr. Jekyll) may be very different to our event-specific drinking. Chapter Six summarizes the evidence suggesting that an unfavorable mixture of higher overall level of alcohol consumption and binge drinking pattern is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality in Russia. Chapter Seven is an expert commentary on current research and future directions of text message interventions for alcohol use. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Alcohol Consumption: World Perspective, Consumption Patterns and Consequences of Excessive Consumption of Health
Nathalia Sernizon Guimarães, Mayla Cardoso Fernandes Toffolo and Aline Silva de Aguiar (Federal Universidade of Minas Gerais, Federal Universidade of Juiz de Fora, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Who is at Risk for Binge Drinking? Risk Factors Involved in Excessive Alcohol Drinking in Adolescents and Young Adults
Carina Carbia and Eduardo López-Caneda (Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Examining the Influence Social Norms have on Binge Drinking Behavior among Adolescents and Young Adults
Ashley L. Merianos, Adam E. Barry, Oladunni A. Oluwoye, and Zachary A. Jackson (University of Cincinnati, School of Human Services, Cincinnati, OH, USA)

Chapter 4. The Relationship between E-Cig Use, Alcohol Consumption and Smoking Prohibition Where Alcohol is Consumed
Alexandra R. Hershberger and Melissa A. Cyders (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA)

Chapter 5. The Jekyll and Hyde of our Drinking: Event Specific Drinking, Intervention, and Prevention
Benjamin C. Riordan, Jayde A. M. Flett, Tina Lam, Tamlin S. Conner, and Damian Scarf (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Chapter 6. Alcohol and Cardiovascular Mortality in Russia
Y. E. Razvodovsky (Grodno State Medical University, Grodno, Belarus)

Chapter 7. Expert Commentary: Text Message Interventions for Alcohol Use: Current Research and Future Directions
Benjamin C. Riordan, Jayde A. M. Flett, Tamlin S. Conner, and Damian Scarf (Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)


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