Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Half of Century of Journal »Alcoholism«

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Half of Century of Journal »Alcoholism«

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With this issue, we have concluded 50 years of continuous publishing of our journal »Alcoholism«. Today, we can take pride in the fact, that since 1964, we have kept the international continuity, with high standard of scientific and professional papers, dealing widely with problems connected with alcohol abuse.

Celebrating this 50th anniversary, we can state that the journal has made a significant impact on scientific research in the field of alcoholism, that it contributed to the equality of this field to other areas of medical and psychiatric science and enabled wide professional and scientific exchange in studying preventive, curative and rehabilitation aspects of addiction to alcohol, but also of addictions to tobacco and illicit drugs.

Since great changes appeared in all aspects of life during last 50 years, with general progress, particularly in technological and informative sense, with re-shaping of the work process, organization of free time, mobility of individuals and social groups, free flow of information and ideas - that required some new answers in the field of mental health and particularly, addiction diseases which had, unfortunately, spread to new areas (internet, gambling, games of hazard, TV), and quantitatively multiplied, leading to the rise of, after the onset of explosion of addictions 50 years ago, entirely unknown types of addictions. However, that has not resulted in reducing the amount of problems caused by alcohol, but in their global spreading and taking some entirely new forms.

How to respond to these challenges? …

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