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Where Are the Anti-Alcohol Forces?

July 25, 2008
by Gary Enos
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Illicit drugs, obviously an illegal product, get a well-financed eradication apparatus coordinated by a "czar." Tobacco, a legal product that causes great societal harms, gets a $500 million infusion for worldwide cessation efforts from Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, we learn this week. I guess this all leaves me wondering, "What does alcohol get?" The question seems especially relevant when a soon-to-be-released report will state that excessive alcohol use costs California more than $38 billion a year in deaths/injuries, health expenses, workplace losses, etc. Who is poised to carry the message about alcohol going forward? Do we just expect primary care physicians to take care of it with screening?


Gary Enos


Gary Enos


Gary A. Enos has been the editor of Addiction Professional since its inception. He also...

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