68 страниц. 2014 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing There is abundant literature about alcohol consumption and alcoholism in Russia. The problem is immense; but nonetheless there has been a tendency to exaggerate it, a situation more obvious for inside observers. Such exaggeration has sometimes been used to veil the shortcomings of the health care system, with responsibility for the low life expectancy especially among men shifted onto the patients, that is, self-inflicted diseases caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The purpose of this book is to draw attention to this and other problems related to alcohol consumption and health care, such as the instable quality of alcoholic beverages, which have sometimes caused poisonings even after a consumption in moderate doses, and crime against alcoholics and people with alcohol-related dementia aimed at appropriation of their immobile and other properly. Besides, child and elder abuse and other social aspects of alcohol consumption are discussed in this book.