Alcohol Nation: How to Protect Our Children from Today's Drinking Culture

Author(s): Aric Sigman


We are a nation that loves to drink. And we're passing the habit on to our children. But a growing body of compelling new evidence about the dangers of alcohol consumption at a young age will force us to reconsider the entire way we view alcohol and young people. As parents, we need to talk to our children about alcohol but many of us are not sure what to say. In this essential book, Dr Aric Sigman ties up all the latest medical research and cultural issues and puts them into context. Most importantly he addresses drinking not just as a teenage problem but as an integral part of our history and culture. It will lead us to understand how the way we view alcohol impacts directly upon our children's present and future health, wellbeing and academic success, and it will answer the question, 'how can I reconcile my enjoyment of drinking with ensuring my child grows up knowing how to drink sensibly?'.


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* Author has extensive media contacts and writes a column for the Times Educational Supplement

Dr Sigman will engage the understanding of thoughtful and interested parents, teachers, clinicians and adolescents...the arguments he presents are compelling -- Bruce Ritson, Chairman Of Scottish Health Action On Alcohol Problems, Vice President, Medical Councul On Alcohol, Chairman Of The Addiction Faculty Of The Royal College Of Psychiatrists And World Health Organization Consultant

Dr Aric Sigman is a Fellow of The Society of Biology and Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society. He is also the hands-on father of four children. He writes for The Times Educational Supplement and his books Remotely Controlled and The Spoilt Generation have caused ongoing public debate. He has just addressed the European Parliament Working Group on the Quality of Childhood, in Brussels, on reducing alcohol misuse. He travels frequently to observe various cultures including the Republic of Congo, Turkmenistan, Bhutan, North Korea, Mali, Tonga, Burma, West Papua, Laos, Iran, Vietnam, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Far Eastern Siberia, Sumatra, South Korea, Cambodia and others. Visit for more information

General Fields

  • : 9780749955106
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Piatkus Books
  • : October 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2012
  • : books

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  • : Aric Sigman
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 362.2920941
  • : 288