‘Smashed! The Many Meanings of Intoxication and Drunkenness’ presents an overview of the history of the meanings of intoxication and drunkenness from an examination of bio-medicine, psychology, sociology, legal and news media reporting perspectives at the start of the 21st Century.
The publication was informed by a literature review that was commissioned by DrinkWise Australia with additional funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. It found little agreement on how to define intoxication and drunkenness, how to measure intoxication, what getting drunk means to those who drink, and where responsibility lies for many of the individual, social, medical and legal consequences of intoxication and drunkenness.
Smashed! is a resource for researchers, policy-makers, the media and members of the community who are involved in these ongoing, often emotive debates.
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