Cover of Alcohol and PleasureAlcohol and Pleasure: A Health Perspective

Stanton Peele and Marcus Grant (Eds.)

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People consume alcohol for pleasure in most cases, and in the large majority of cases, drinking is experienced as pleasurable. This edited volume covers a range of implications of this truth about drinking – cultural variations of the meaning of pleasure, American attitudes towards it, the relationship of pleasure (and drinking) to psychological and physical health, the policy implications of pleasure (for example, in terms of quality of life), how pleasure in drinking impacts drinking problems and their avoidance, and other topics.