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Intoxication, harm and pleasure: An analysis of the Australian National Alcohol Strategy

Keane, Helen


This article contrasts two understandings of intoxication. The first, found in public health discourse, constructs intoxication as a harm produced by risky alcohol consumption and highlights its many negative consequences for individual and social well-being. The model of intoxication as a harm dominates the new Australian National Alcohol Strategy, which includes the reduction of intoxication as one of four priority areas. The second understanding, based on the everyday experiences of drinkers...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Public Health
DOI: 10.1080/09581590802350957


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