By Harold D. Holder
An individual's selection to take advantage of alcohol and the frequency, volume, and events of use are the results of a mix of organic and social elements. ingesting isn't just a private selection, but additionally an issue of customized and social habit, and is motivated by way of entry and financial components together with degrees of disposable source of revenue and price of alcoholic drinks. until eventually prevention efforts stop to concentration narrowly at the person and start to undertake broader group views on alcohol difficulties and techniques to minimize them, those efforts will fail. the writer demanding situations the present implicit types utilized in alcohol challenge prevention and demonstrates an ecological viewpoint of the group as a fancy adaptive process composed of interacting subsystems. this significant quantity represents a brand new and good method of the prevention of alcohol dependence and alcohol-related difficulties.
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Possible and typical movements between consumption categories are illustrated in Fig. 2. For each age and gender group, movement between consumption categories can be governed by factors external to the Consumption Subsystem such as: (1) Personal income (consumption of each of the three types of alcoholic beverage is uniquely sensitive to income changes). 2 Movement of population between consumption categories. (2) Retail price of beer, wine, and spirits. (3) The retail and social availability of beer, wine, and spirits.
For summaries of international research on the relationship between price and alcohol consumption, see Osterberg, 1995. Physical availability of alcohol The retail availability of alcohol influences the level of consumption. Extreme restrictions on the number of outlets can reduce the level of consumption and various indications of alcohol problems. Prohibition (both in the US and in other nations) did result in lowered consumption rates, even allowing for illegal alcohol consumption (Bruun et al, 1975; Moore & Gerstein, 1981).
Because a computer model represents an explicit statement of theory, it can be used to test hypotheses. Even if a model has not been empirically validated, it still can be used to examine the implications of a theory. For example, if a researcher develops an explanatory theory of the relationship between the price of alcohol, changes in patterns of alcohol sales, and changes in alcohol use and social values about drinking, a model can be developed to explore this theory even if adequate data are not available to test it.
Alcohol and the Community: A Systems Approach to Prevention by Harold D. Holder