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Abstract

The dynamics of an alcohol drinking population are subject to environment-specific control programs. The stochastic model is developed that includes populations of light, moderate, and heavy drinkers, interacting in two contrasting risk-level drinking environments. For colleges with serious drinking problems, the times to disappearance of serious drinkers show that environment-dependent control programs have lasting efficacy when they are implemented according to the risk level of the environments and not by simply focusing on heavy drinking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-53
Number of pages27
JournalMathematical population studies
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • disappearance time
  • prevention and interventions
  • quasi-stationary state
  • social environments
  • social influences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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