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2014 Modelling the Influence of Awareness Programs by Media on the Drinking Dynamics
Hai-Feng Huo, Qian Wang
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014(SI66): 1-8 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/938080


We develop a nonlinear mathematical model with the effect of awareness programs on the binge drinking. Due to the fact that awareness programs are capable of inducing behavioral changes in nondrinkers, we introduce a separate class by avoiding contacts with the heavy drinkers. Furthermore we assume that cumulative density of awareness programs increases at a rate proportional to the number of heavy drinkers. We establish some sufficient conditions for the stability of the alcohol free and the alcohol present equilibria and give some numerical simulations to explain our main result. Our results show that awareness programs is an effective measure in reducing alcohol problems.


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Hai-Feng Huo. Qian Wang. "Modelling the Influence of Awareness Programs by Media on the Drinking Dynamics." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (SI66) 1 - 8, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 27 February 2015

zbMATH: 07023351
MathSciNet: MR3198276
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/938080

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

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