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Title: Interpersonal violence and alcohol in the Russian Federation : policy briefing
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Russian
Abstract: Violent crime and alcohol consumption have increased considerably in the Russian Federation since the late 1980s with harmful health and social consequences for individuals, their families and friends and communities. Heavy alcohol consumption is closely associated with violent behaviour within the Russian Federation and internationally. The relationship between alcohol consumption and violent behaviour is complex, involving physiological, psychological, situational, social and cultural factors. Measures to control alcohol production and reduce consumption have reduced violent behaviour in the Russian Federation and elsewhere. However, round-the-clock sales, easy access to alcohol for minors and fierce economic competition between alcohol companies resulting in aggressive marketing techniques still need to be addressed in the Russian Federation. The multifaceted nature of alcohol-related violence highlights the need for a public health partnership involving health, social, education and criminal justice agencies. The Russian Federation is working closely with WHO to develop a public health approach to preventing violence
Description: 16 p.
Subject: Interpersonal Relations
Violence
Wounds and Injuries
Alcohol Drinking
Spouse Abuse
Child Abuse
Aged
Adolescent
Domestic Violence
Sex Offenses
Risk Factors
Health Policy
Guidelines
Russian Federation
Europe
Context: prevention and control
prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Accident and Injury Prevention
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107355
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