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Success local policies in preventing and reducing the alcohol consumption among youngters (English version)



    () (Prof. Dr., University of Pitesti, P.O. Box 110040, Targu din Vale street, no. 1, Pitesti, ROMANIA)


    () (Associate prof., University of Pitesti, P.O. Box 110040, Targu din Vale street, no. 1, Pitesti, ROMANIA)


Young people are most vulnerable to the consequences of alcohol consumption. Local autorithies are the main institution in the development of local policies to reduce alcohol related harm and preventive actions to target not only individual consumers, but the environment in which the young grows: parents, teachers and vendors of alcoholic beverages. The main goal of this project is to reduce youth alcohol availability. Cooperation between different organizations is essential because prevention education programs (schools) alone will not be able to change drinking behavior. In preparing its policy on alcohol on the knowledge of reality. Thereby, collecting local data on the level of alcohol consumption among young teens, parent’s attitudes and availability of alcohol was made by several sociological research base don sociological investigation. The population investigated included teenagers, parents and sellers of alcoholic beverages. Implementation of this policy required the formation of alcohol-related working groups according to the three elements of the project: public support (through media coverage and cooperareacu message frequency and parents), legal regulations and how to apply them (identification of the level of application and increased police actions in this direction). Key factors in the success of this project were the good communication and good cooperation of all involved.

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  • Maria CONSTANTINESCU & Cornel CONSTANTINESCU, 2012. "Success local policies in preventing and reducing the alcohol consumption among youngters (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 36, pages 54-73, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:36:y:2012:i::p:54-73

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    health social policy; local policy; alcohol drinking; public support; the availability of alcohol; harm reduction; implementation;

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    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other


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