Edited by Stanton Peele and Marcus Grant, this book explores the role of pleasure in alcohol consumption and its consequences for the health of individuals and for society as a whole. The book is based on discussion generated at an international conference, Permission for Pleasure, held in New York City in June 1998. The executive summary of Alcohol and Pleasure is also available in French and Spanish.
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