Why do people drink alcohol? ISBN: 9780750227605
Johnson, Julie
Published by Hodder Wayland, 2000
An objective, measured approach to drinking - the problems and the pleasures. A brief history is given, as well as methods of making alcohol and its constituents, how it is used in different countries and different religions, an explanation of different sorts of alcohol and their relative strengths, and what alcohol can do the the body. Case studies, fact boxes, lots of photographs, an index, a glossary, and a list of helpful organizations add to the usefulness of the book. While the approach is certainly objective, many of the pictures give a subtle message that addiction is unpleasant from everyone's point of view. Excellent for PSHE.
Age: 10+