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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Robert West

Impact Factor: 5.789

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 1/34 (Substance Abuse); 15/142 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1360-0443

Associated Title(s): Addiction Biology

National Alcohol Experiences

National Alcohol Experiences

Between 2004 and 2007 a series of commissioned articles was published in the journal Addiction, under the general theme of 'National Alcohol Experiences'. These papers were written by leading experts from around the globe, representing 18 countries in total. The contributors were asked to write about current alcohol issues in their respective countries, specifically in reference to epidemiology, prevention, treatment, research and policy. These papers were commissioned in part to facilitate international communication in the field, but also to demonstrate that 'the world of drinking is still one of very diverse experiences'. – Thomas F. Babor and Erin L. Winstanley

Editorial note - Alcohol in the wide world: a series of commissioned editorials,100, 145
Griffith Edwards

Russia: alcohol yesterday and today, 100, 146-9
Alexander Nemtsov

The USA: alcohol and young people today, 100, 271-3
David Jernigan

South Africa: alcohol today, 100, 426-9
Charles D. H. Parry

China: alcohol today, 100, 737-41
Wei Hao, Hanhui Chen and Zhonghua Su

Australia and alcohol: living down the legend, 100, 891-6
Richard Midford

India: alcohol and public health, 100, 1051-6
Vivek Benegal

The United Kingdom: alcohol today, 100, 1212-4
Duncan Raistrick

France: alcohol today, 100, 1398-1401
Michel Craplet

Germany, alcohol and alcohol policy: oscillating between contemplation, action and relapse, 101, 477-80
Gerhard Bühringer

Sri Lanka: alcohol now and then, 101, 626-8
Diyanath Samarasinghe

Thailand: alcohol today, 101, 783-7
Thaksaphon Thamarangsi

Alcohol in Spain: is it different? 101, 1073-7
Antoni Gual

Alcohol use in the country with the world's highest per capita beer consumption - the Czech Republic, 101, 1396-8
Luděk Kubička

Sweden - is alcohol becoming an ordinary commodity? 101, 1543-5
Thor Norström and Mats Ramstedt

Slovenia: alcohol today - could a country be addicted to alcohol? 102, 11-14
Zdenka Čebašek-Travnik

Nigeria: alcohol and society today, 102, 519-22
Isidore S. Obot

Mexicans and alcohol: patterns, problems and policies, 102, 1041-5
Maria Elena Medina-Mora

Japan: alcohol today, 102, 1849-62
Susumu Higuchi, Sachio Matsushita, Hitoshi Maesato and Yoneatsu Osaki

[Closing remarks] The world of drinking: national alcohol control experiences in 18 countries, 103, 721-5
Thomas F. Babor and Erin L. Winstanley