Friday, January 06, 2017

Dry January - 2017

Dry January is Alcohol Concern's flagship campaign. The campaign is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save money by giving up alcohol for 31 days. 
Instead of talking about what fun (or not) you might have drinking, this sparks off lots of different conversations about the benefits of having a break from drinking. These are the sort of conversations that Alcohol Concern wants to have with people.
In January 2014 according to Alcohol Concern, over 17,000 Britons stopped drinking for that month. While there is controversy as to the efficacy and benefits of the practice, a 2014 survey by the University of Sussex found that six months following January 2014, out of 900 surveyed participants in the custom, 72% had "kept harmful drinking episodes down" and 4% were still not drinking.
For more about Dry January, please visit the Alcohol Concern website:

For anyone studying the importance of alcohol and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
-          Alcohol and health : a guide for health-care professionals / by Marsha Y. Morgan and E. Bruce Ritson, 2010, 5th edition, London: Medical Council on Alcohol.
-          Drink; a cultural history of alcohol /  by Iain Gately, 2009, New York: Gotham Books.
-          Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a guide for healthcare professionals / by The British Medical Association. Board of Science, 2007, London: BMA.
-          Identification and treatment of alcohol dependency / by Colin R. Martin, 2008, Keswick, Cumbria: M&K Update
-          Sobering Tales: narratives of alcoholism and recovery /  by Edmund B O'Reilly, 1997!, Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press
-          ABC of Alcohol / by Alex Paton and Robin Touquet, 2005, 4th edition, Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing. E-book also available.
-          Young people and alcohol: impact, policy, prevention, treatment, by John B Saunders; Joseph Rey, 2011, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
-          Alcohol abuse and liver disease, by James Neuberger; Andrea F DiMartini, 2015, Chichester : John Wiley & Sons Inc. Available as a e-book.
-          The treatment of drinking problems : a guide for the helping professions, by E. Jane Marshall Keith Humphreys; David M Ball, 2010, 5th edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Also available as a e-book.
-          Alcohol : New York : ANKHO International Inc. / Elsevier Science
United States. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 2003 onwards] 
-            current reviews : Bethesda, Maryland : National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2012 onwards]
-          Alcohol and alcoholism : Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press [Available as a Keele ejournal 1963 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1996 onwards] 
-          alcohol abuse : Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1993 onwards with 18 month embargo] 
-            : Bethesda, Maryland : National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1999 - 2011] 
-          Drug and alcohol review : London : Wiley-Blackwell. [Available in print 2004 - 2010. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1998 onwards with 1 year embargo] 
-          Addiction : Abingdon, England : Blackwell Publishing [Available in print 1994 - 2006. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1993 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1993 onwards with 1 year embargo]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
-          Delker, Erin; Brown, Qiana and Hasin, Deborah S. ‘Alcohol Consumption in Demographic Subpopulations An Epidemiologic Overview’, Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 2016. Vol. 38 (1), p. 7-16. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Glass, J.E.; Grant, J.D.; Yoon, H.Y. and Bucholz, K.K. ‘Alcohol problem recognition and help seeking in adolescents and young adults at varying genetic and environmental risk’, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2015. Vol. 153, pp. 250-258. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Mostofsky, Elizabeth et al. ‘Key Findings on Alcohol Consumption and a variety of Health Outcomes from the Nurses' Health Study’, American Journal of Public Health, 2016. Vol. 106 (9), pp. 1586-1592. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Noone, Peter. ‘Alcohol’, Occupational medicine, 2010. Vol. 60 (1), pp 83. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
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