In this highly topical resource, the first ever on binge drinking, the authors look at the UK and its alcohol problem, and review the role of alcohol in Britain in the past 1500 years. Binge Britain looks at why our drinking culture is maintained and why politicians seem reluctant to act effectively to reduce the problem, as well as the power of the alcohol industry, and the huge amount of money it contributes in taxes. This resource provides an informed overview of recent developments in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems, together with a commentary on and critique of the development of recent policy and the national response to this policy.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Alcohol in Britain
- Chapter 2 Drinking habits: recent patterns and trends
- Chapter 3 The consequences of drinking: the good, the bad, and the ugly
- Chapter 4 Alcohol policy in the United Kingdom
- Chapter 5 Bar wars: media frenzy and licensing chaos
- Chapter 6 Lessons from the past
- Chapter 7 Future directions?