International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2016, Pages: 66-69
Received: Sep. 5, 2016;
Accepted: Oct. 2, 2016;
Published: Oct. 26, 2016
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Henry Poduthase, Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work, West Texas A & M University, Canyon, USA
Alex J. Vellappally, School of Social Work, Marian College, Kuttikkanam, India
In the recent report of WHO on global alcohol consumption, it is quite evident that the alcohol consumption and related problems are on the increase worldwide. An understanding of alcohol policies of India, where alcohol consumption is increasing, and that of USA, where alcohol consumption is static, would provide an insight into the effectiveness of the policies. This article analyzes current alcohol policies (both federal and state) of both countries and provides suggestions for future policies.
Alex J. Vellappally,
Alcohol Policies in India and United States: A Comparative Policy Analysis, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society.
Vol. 1, No. 2,
2016, pp. 66-69.
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