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Durham University

Department of Anthropology


Publication details for Dr Jeremy Kendal

Walters, C.E., Straughan, B. & Kendal, J.R. (2013). Modelling alcohol problems: Total recovery. Ricerche di Matematica 62(1): 33-53.

Author(s) from Durham


Binge drinking in the UK is an increasing problem, resulting in negative health, social and economic effects. Mathematical modelling
allows for future predictions to be made and may provide valuable
information regarding how to approach solving the problem of binge
drinking in the UK. We develop a 3-equation model for alcohol prob-
lems, specifically binge drinking, which allows for total recovery. In-
dividuals are split into those that are susceptible to developing an
alcohol problem, those with an alcohol problem and those in treat-