International Center for Alcohol Policies: The First Ten Years (2005)
This ten year report revisits some of ICAP's past achievements and considers challenges for the future. Click here to learn more about how ICAP marked its ten year anniversary.
Alcohol Policy through Partnership: Is the Glass Half-empty or Half-full? An International Survey of Policy-makers (2002)
In the spring of 2002, ICAP surveyed Ministers of Health, Directors General of Health Services, and key policy professionals in national governments, quasi-governmental bodies, and other national entities responsible for developing and implementing alcohol policy in countries around the world. The objective of the survey was to identify priority areas for policy development, and to track perspectives on alcohol policy. Official responses from 48 nations representing every geographic region of the world are included in the results, and the lessons learned will serve as a benchmark for future policy questionnaires and for the development of policy approaches tailored to the needs of different cultures, populations, and drinking practices. For a critical review of the survey, please click here.
Alcohol Policy Development: Partnership in Practice (2002)
This booklet provides a summary of the steps that can be taken locally in the process of developing policy, with suggestions as to how ICAP can provide practical assistance.
Creating Alcohol Polices for the 21st Century: A Best Practice Approach (2002)
This booklet summarizes the approach developed by ICAP and includes an annotated list of the materials that ICAP has available to help in policy development.
ICAP Five Year Report: A New Force for Health (2000)
This booklet reports on ICAP’s work in the first five years of its existence and frames the way forward.
CSAP/ICAP Working Papers and Appendix (1998)
A major obstacle to dialogue in the alcohol field is the use of emotionally charged and polarized language. In an effort to bridge this gap, ICAP and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) brought together a joint working group to review current terminology and bring about greater consensus. The CSAP/ICAP Working Papers and Appendix are the result of a process of consensus building in which all parties participated as equals.
Defining Beneficial Patterns of Alcohol Consumption (1998)
This paper examines the recognized beneficial effects of alcohol consumption and describes a recent survey on benefits conducted among a group of 60 clinicians from 17 countries (by John Saunders), who were asked to describe patterns of drinking that they considered beneficial. The results of the survey are presented as they apply to the general adult population. The description of beneficial patterns is intended to take into account cultural differences. It also offers options for developing policies and intervention approaches that would minimize harm and maximize the benefits associated with drinking.
Annotated Bibliography of Alcohol Terminology (1997)
This bibliography contains annotated references identified through a brief systematic survey of key informants from around the world. Included are dictionaries, lexicons, thesauruses, encyclopedias, and other sources that either focus specifically on alcohol issues or include significant sections on alcohol.
Alcohol and Violence in Perspective (1997)
This short paper reviews the scientific understanding of the relationship between alcohol and violence. It offers general comments on the complexity of this relationship and suggests future directions. Extensive references are provided for further reading.