Policy Issues  Drunkenness

Drunkenness is not a drinking pattern but the outcome of certain patterns that involve the consumption of substantial amounts of alcohol in a brief period of time. Often also referred to as "intoxication," drunkenness is associated with a range of health and social concerns, including alcohol-impaired driving, public order issues, and violence. Targeted interventions aimed at reducing drunkenness and its adverse outcomes are important prevention mechanisms.

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