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Alcohol Nation: How to protect our children from today's drinking culture Paperback – 22 Nov 2012

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (22 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749955104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749955106
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Sigman will engage the understanding of thoughtful and interested parents, teachers, clinicians and adolescents. . .the arguments he presents are compelling (Bruce Ritson, Chairman of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Vice President, Medical Councul on Alcohol, Chairman of the Addiction Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and World Health Organization Consultant)

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Dr Aric Sigman provides clear guidance to help us protect the next generation from the worst excesses of our drinking culture.

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This is a well written, easy to read and pretty up to date exploration of the drug alcohol. I contains the basic facts and many academic references of new research and recent updates of our knowledge of this the most abused drug of choice in the UK. It would be useful for anyone in the caring professions and for parents and carers of children to read. The references are mainly English/UK, canada and South Africa which reflects on the authors experience. There is one glaring mistake in the facts in relation to the new way of categorising drugs (The Nutt scale) devised by Professor Nutt and his colleagues. The author suggest that alcohol is top of that list when in fact it is fifth out of the 20 most commonly misused drugs. The book also lacks any insight into the common myths about alcohol which are perpetuated constantly in the media and passed on from peers to peer and parents to children. These myths drive a lot of the dangerous use and misuse of alcohol in our nation. All in all a very useful book to inform the public about what is without a doubt the drug of choice that is causing our adults and children serious health risks.
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Author of Remotely Controlled on the perils of television, this man knows his stuff, especially the vile scenes around any british town centre on a Friday or Saturday night. He explains the problem and the bleak outlook which will prevail as successive governments have failed to grasp the nettle.
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I picked up this book in Waterstones at a very low price presumably because they couldn't sell it. I found it interesting and informative and Aric Sigman was very responsive when I wrote to him. The consumption of alcohol is promoted as something that is socially acceptable and an almost mandatory accompaniment for food. Aric Sigman explains just how acceptable excessive drinking is in our society and makes a plea for helping our children not to become involved at an early stage. If this book makes a few people more aware of the problem it will have done a great deal of good.
1.0 out of 5 stars Rambling, boring, badly written . . . 16 Aug. 2011
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Mr Sigman seems to be very naive. Please tell us something we DON'T know - and perhaps have an editor translate the UK slang. Readers would be better informed by attending a few AA meetings.
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