Alcohol Annotated Bibliography

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Alcohol Annotated Bibliography.

Introduction.
This Annotated Bibliography has been developed in co-ordination with an Alcohol Poster presentation, with the aim of elucidating the dangers alcohol has on a person’s health and wellbeing. The author chose alcohol as a topic, as it is well-known to be dangerous but in contrast it is readily available for people to purchase. Alcohol dependency has serious detrimental effects on people’s health and social lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO, 2008) stated “alcohol is the third- biggest threat to public health”. Nearly 200,000 people die each year from alcohol abuse (Claypool). It is an escalating problem within UK culture; latest statistics demonstrate 33% of men and 16% of women were
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This article would have been improved if it had been a bit lengthier with a more in-depth discussion around interventions and the impact these have had on alcoholics, using studies to present his work, this in turn would of made is more reliable.

Department of Health (2008) Drink Aware, [Online], Avaliable: http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/ [accessed 13th March, 2011]
This website is part of the Government’s ‘Drink Aware’ campaign, its aim to highlight the effects of alcohol to the body. This was an informative websites, consisting of lots of information and pictures which I used on my poster. This is a reliable source and the author felt confident using such source. The information was well written, and anyone can access it making the target audience varied and wide. This website has been promoted by radio and television, thus anyone can access it.
This helped the author to provide up-to-date, government advised national/local statistics and information regarding alcohol, making it reliable. The goal of the source is to inform the general public about the dangers of alcohol and advise them on safe drinking.

Glasper, A., 2010. Alcohol abuse among young people: the inconvenient truth. British Journal of Nursing [e-journal] 19 (3). Available through Swetest (Accessed 14th April, 2010.)
This is a well written and presented online journal by Alan Glasper, highlighting the

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