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  The AMPHORA ebook

Alcohol Policy in Europe: Evidence from AMPHORA

This publication gives an overview of the findings of each study carried out under the AMPHORA project, with chapters written by the scientists responsible for the research:

  • Anderson P, Braddick F, Reynolds J & Gual A eds. (2013) Alcohol Policy in Europe: Evidence from AMPHORA. 2nd ed. The AMPHORA project. ISBN: 978-84-695-7411-9 [Download full text]

For individual chapters, please see below.


AMPHORA Documents and publications

  • Allamani A, Voller F, De Carli A, Casotto V, Pantzer K, Anderson P, Gual A, Matrai S, Elekes Z, Eisebach-Stangl I, Schmied G, Knibbe R, Nordlund S, Skjælaaen Ø, Olsson B, Cisneros Örnberg J, Österberg E, Karlsson T, Plant M, Plant M, Miller P, Coghill N, Swiatkiewicz G, Wieczorek L, Annaheim B, Gmel G. Contextual  determinants of alcohol consumption changes and preventive alcohol policies: a 12 country European study in progress. Substance Use and Misuse. 2011; 46(10):1288–1303. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2011.572942  [See abstract]
  • Allamani A, Voller F. Le politiche di prevenzione alcologica in Europa: un impatto relativo (In English: The alcohol prevention policy in Europe: a relative impact). Mission. 2012; 34(17):38-43. [Download full text]
  • Calafat A, Fernández-Hermida JR, Iglesias E, Juan M, Duch M, Fernández del Rio E, Salvá J,  Monzón S,  Garcia–Toro M. Alcoholemias en contextos recreativos nocturnos como sistema de prevención (In English: Field assessment of BAC as a preventive tool in nightlife recreational settings). Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatría. 2013; 41(1). [Download full text]
  • Gandin C., Cuffari A. e Scafato E. Identificazione Precoce ed Intervento Breve (IPIB): l'indagine conoscitiva italiana AMPHORA nei contesti di assistenza  primaria (In English: Early Identification and Brief Intervention (EIBI): the Italian AMPHORA survey in Primary Health Care settings). Rapporto ISTISAN, 2013. Forthcoming 2013.
  • Hellman M, Demant J, Rolando S, Rossetti S, Wothge J, Gosselt JF, Bujalski M (In press). Above the message and beyond reach: Persuasion knowledge by a European teenage beer commercial audience. Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research. Forhcoming.
  • Hellman M, Rolando S. Collectivist and individualist values traits in Finnish and Italian adolescents’ alcohol norms. Drugs and Alcohol Today. Forthcoming.
  • Hellman M, Gosselt JF, Pietruszka M, Rolando S, Rossetti S, Wothge J. Interpretations of individualistic and collectivistic beer commercials by teenagers from five European countries. Cross Cultural Communication. 2010; 6(4): 29-46. [Download full text]
  • Hellman M. Studying young recipients of alcohol marketing - Two research paradigms and their possible consolidation. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2011 Dec; 8(5-6): 415–431. DOI: 10.2478/v10199-011-0039-7. [Download full text]
  • Hughes K, Quigg Z, Bellis MA, Calafat A, Van Hasselt N, Kosir M. Drinking behaviours and blood alcohol concentration in European nightlife users. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11:918. DOI:10.1186/1471-2458-11-918. [Download full text]

  • Hughes K, Quigg Z, Bellis MA, Calafat A, Van Hasselt N, Kosir M, Voorham L, Goossens FX, Duch M, Juan M. Drunk and Disorganised: Relationships between Bar Characteristics and Customer Intoxication in European Drinking Environments. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2012, 9, 4068-4082; DOI:10.3390/ijerph9114068. [Download full text]

  • Jendral JA, Monakhova YB, Lachenmeier DW. Formaldehyde in Alcoholic Beverages: Large Chemical Survey using Purpald Screening followed by Chromotropic Acid Spectrophotometry with Multivariate Curve Resolution. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 797604, 11 pages. DOI:10.1155/2011/797604. [Download full text]
  • Kosir M. Drug use amongst targeted groups. In Drev A, Štokelj R, Krek M, eds. Report on the drug situation 2012 of the Republic of Slovenia. Ljubljana: Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia; 2012. p. 37-41. [Download full text]
  • Kosir M, Quigg Z, Bellis MA et al. AMPHORA - Raziskava o pivskih okoljih (in English: AMPHORA - Study on drinking environments). Ljubljana: MOSA Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; 2012. [Download full text]
  • Lachenmeier DW, Taylor BJ, Rehm J. Alcohol under the radar: do we have policy options regarding unrecorded alcohol? International Journal of Drug Policy. 2011 Mar;22(2):153. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2010.11.002 [See abstract]
  • Lachenmeier DW, Monakhova YB, Samokhvalov AV, Rehm J. Causality between polyhexamethyleneguanidine occurrence in unrecorded alcohol and cholestatic hepatitis outbreak in Russia. Clinical Toxicology. 2012 Feb; 50(2): 154-155. D.O.I: 10.3109/15563650.2011.646355. [See introduction]
  • Lachenmeier DW, Rehm D. Illegally produced alcohol. Perhaps not such a great threat to public health in the UK. BMJ 2012;344:e2251. D.O.I: 10.1136/bmj.e225. [See introduction]
  • Lachenmeier DW, Leitz J, Schoeberl K, Kuballa T, Straub I, Rehm J. Quality of illegally and informally produced alcohol in Europe: Results from the AMPHORA project. Adicciones. 2011; 23(2): 133-140. [Download full text]
  • Lachenmeier DW, Godelmann R, Steiner M, Ansay B, Weigel J, Krieg G. Rapid and mobile determination of alcohol strenght in wine, beer and spirits using a flow-through infrared sensor. Chemistry Central Journal. 2010; 4:5. DOI:10.1186/1752-153X-4-5. [Download full text]
  • Lachenmeier DW, Samokhvalov AV, Leitz J, Schoeberl K, Kuballa T, Linskiy IV, Minko OI, Rehm J. The composition of unrecorded alcohol from eastern Ukraine: is there a toxicological concern beyond ethanol alone? Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2010; 48(10):2842-7. DOI:10.1016/j.fct.2010.07.016 [See abstract]
  • Lachenmeier DW. Unrecorded and illicit alcohol. In: Anderson P, Møller L, Galea G, editors. Alcohol in the European Union. Consumption, harm and policy approaches. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe; 2012. p. 29-34. [Download full text]
  • Leitz J, Kuballa T, Rehm J, Lachenmeier DW. Chemical Analysis and Risk Assessment of Diethyl Phthalate in Alcoholic Beverages with Special Regard to Unrecorded Alcohol. PLoS ONE. 2009 Dec; 4(12):e8127. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0008127. [Download full text]
  • Monakhova YB, Kuballa T, Leitz T, Lachenmeier DW. Determination of Diethyl Phthalate and Polyhexamethylene Guanidine in Surrogate Alcohol from Russia. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 704795, 7 pages. DOI:10.1155/2011/704795. [Download full text]
  • Monakhova YB, Kuballa T, Lachenmeier DW. Nontargeted NMR Analysis To Rapidly Detect Hazardous Substances in Alcoholic Beverages. Applied Magnetic Resonance. 2012 Apr; 42(3): 343-352. D.O.I: 10.1007/s00723-011-0309-2. [See abstract]
  • Moskalewicz J, Österberg E et al. Changes in alcohol affordability and availability. Twenty years of transitions in Eastern Europe THL reports 1/2013. Helsinki: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Forthcoming 2013. [See abstract]
  • Nordlund S, Østhus S. What is alcohol abuse? Attitudes to drinking in seven European countries. Addiction Research and Theory. 2012 Oct; Early online 1-8. DOI:10.3109/16066359.2012.732630. [See abstract]
  • Österberg E. Availability of alcohol. In: Anderson P, Møller L, Galea G, editors. Alcohol in the European Union. Consumption, harm and policy approaches. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe; 2012. p. 83-88. [Download full text]
  • Österberg E. Pricing of alcohol. In: Anderson P, Møller L, Galea G, editors. Alcohol in the European Union. Consumption, harm and policy approaches. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe; 2012. p. 96-102. [Download full text]
  • Patussi V, Scafato E, Alunni F, Di Rosa G, Fanucchi T, Gandin C, Londi I, Magri G, Paganelli J. Alcol: manifesto europeo AMPHORA. (In English: Alcohol: The AMPHORA European manifesto) Alcologia. 2012 Nov; 15:8-10. [Download full text]
  • Robles N, Matrai S, Carral Bielsa V, Colom J, Gual A. The International Diffusion Of European Alcohol Research. Slovenian Journal of Public Health. 2013 Jan; 52(1): 19–26. DOI: 10.2478/sjph-2013-0003 [Download full text]
  • Scafato E. Affrontare il problema alcol nella Regione Europea attraverso il Piano di Azione dell’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità. (In English: Adressing the alcohol problem in the European region through the action plan of the World Health Organization). Alcologia. 2011. 11:43-65.
  • Scafato E. Alcol e problemi e patologie correlate: indirizzi generali per l’organizzazione di base e orientamenti delle offerte (In English: Alcohol and correlated problems and pathologies: general guidelines for basic organization and orientation of the service supply). In Linee di indirizzo e orientamenti organizzativi per l’integrazione dell’offerta e dei servizi (In English: Guidelines and organizational programme for supply and service integration). Roma: Dipartimento Politiche Antidroga, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri; 2011. p. 67-72. [Download full text]
  • Scafato E, Rossi A, Ghirini S, Galluzzo L, Gandin C, Martire S, Di Pasquale L. Alcohol Prevention Day 2011: dieci anni di ricerca per la prevenzione (In English: Alcohol Prevention Day 2011: ten years of research for prevention). Notiziario dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità. 2011; 24(7-8):11-15. [Download full text]
  • Solodun YV, Monakhova YB, Kuballa T, Samokhvalov AV, Rehm J, Lachenmeier DW. Unrecorded alcohol consumption in Russia: toxic denaturants and disinfectants pose additional risks. Interdiscip Toxicol. 2011 Dec; 4(4): 198–205. DOI: 10.2478/v10102-011-0030-x. [Download full text]
  • Voller F, Cipriani F, Allamani A. Le politiche di prevenzione alcologica in Europa (In English: Alcohol prevention policy in Europe). Toscana Medica. 2012 May; 5:29-30. [Download full text]

    ADDICTION SUPPLEMENT - Introducing the AMPHORA Project: Joining Forces to Support Alcohol Policy

A special issue of the Addiction Journal ( was dedicated to the AMPHORA project. The papers were prepared and submitted for peer review during the year 2010. The final version of the supplement was available in electronic (open access) and printed format in March 2011.

  • Room R. Building a pan-European alcohol policy research competence. Addiction. 2011 Mar; 106 Suppl 1: v-vi. DOI:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03345.x [Download full text]
  • Gual A, Anderson P. A new AMPHORA: an introduction to the project Alcohol Measures for Public Health Research Alliance. Addiction.  2011 Mar; 106 Suppl 1:1-3. DOI:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03349.x [Download full text]
  • Rehm J, Scafato E. Indicators of alcohol consumption and attributable harm for monitoring and surveillance in European Union countries. Addiction. 2011 Mar; 106 Suppl 1:4-10. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03323.x [Download full text
  • Rehm J, Zatonksi W, Taylor B, Anderson P. Epidemiology and alcohol policy in Europe. Addiction. 2011Mar; 106 Suppl 1:11-19. DOI:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03326.x [Download full text]
  • Lachenmeier DW, Schoeberl K, Kanteres F, Kuballa T, Sohnius EM, Rehm J. Is contaminated unrecorded alcohol a health problem in the European Union? A review of existing and methodological outline for future studies. Addiction. 2011 Mar;106 Suppl 1:20-30. DOI:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03322.x [Download full text]
  • Drummond C, Gual A, Goos C, Godfrey C, Deluca P, Von Der Goltz C, Gmel G, Scafato E, Wolstenholme A, Mann K, Coulton S, Kaner E. Identifying the gap between need and intervention for alcohol use disorders in Europe. Addiction. 2011 Mar;106 Suppl 1:31-36. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03335.x [Download full text]
  • Hughes K, Quigg Z, Eckley L, Bellis M, Jones L, Calafat A, Kosir M, van Hasselt N. Environmental factors in drinking venues and alcohol-related harm: the evidence base for European intervention. Addiction. 2011 Mar;106 Suppl 1:37-46. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03316.x [Download full text]
  • König C, Segura L. Do infrastructures impact on alcohol policy making? Addiction. 2011 Mar;106 Suppl 1:47-54. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03325.x [Download full text]
  • Gordon R, Anderson P. Science and alcohol policy: a case study of the EU Strategy on Alcohol. Addiction. 2011 Mar;106 Suppl 1:55-66. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03324.x [Download full text]
  • Anderson P, Gual A. Reflections on science and the governance of alcohol policy. Addiction. 2011 Mar;106 Suppl 1:67-70. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03350.x [Download full text]


The AMPHORA ebook - Alcohol Policy in Europe: Evidence from AMPHORA

  • CHAPTER 9: ALCOHOL INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENTS IN EUROPE. Colin Drummond, Amy Wolstenholme, Paolo Deluca, Zoe Davey, , Kim Donoghue, Catherine Elzerbi, Antoni Gual, Noemí Robles, Cees Goos, Julian Strizek, Christine Godfrey, Karl Mann, Evangelos Zois, Sabine Hoffman, Gerhard Gmel, Hervé Kuendig, Emanuele Scafato, Claudia Gandin, Jillian Reynolds, Lidia Segura, Joan Colom, Begoña Baena, Simon Coulton & Eileen Kaner


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