9780072472318

Loosening the Grip : A Handbook of Alcohol Information

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    9780072472318

  • ISBN10:

    0072472316

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2002
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill
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Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvii
Alcoholp. 1
Once Upon A Timep. 2
Fermentation and Discovery of Distillationp. 3
Theories to Explain Alcohol Usep. 5
America's response to alcohol problemsp. 9
Who drinks what, when, and wherep. 21
Alcohol problemsp. 25
Health care and alcoholp. 32
Resources and Further Readingp. 34
Alcohol and the Bodyp. 40
Digestionp. 41
Absorptionp. 41
Blood Alcohol Concentrationp. 42
Breakdown and Removalp. 43
Alcohol's Acute Effects on the Bodyp. 45
Overdose and Toxicityp. 51
Differences in Womenp. 51
Tolerancep. 53
Alcohol as an Anestheticp. 54
Other Types of Alcoholp. 54
The Influence of Expectationsp. 55
In Conclusionp. 56
References and Further Readingp. 56
Alcohol Dependencep. 58
Natural Historyp. 67
Guides for Diagnosisp. 72
Resources and Further Readingp. 79
Etiology of Alcohol Dependencep. 82
Public Health Modelp. 83
The Agentp. 84
The Host--Genetic Factorsp. 86
The Host--Personality and Psychological Makeupp. 95
The Environment--Sociological Factorsp. 102
Resources and Further Readingp. 118
Medical Complicationsp. 127
Advice for the Moderate Drinkerp. 128
Medical Complications of Chronic Heavy Alcohol Usep. 132
Resources and Further Readingp. 178
The Behavior of Dependencep. 184
A Behavioral Compositep. 185
How, if not Why?p. 186
Deteriorating Functioningp. 192
Family and Friendsp. 193
Workp. 194
Resources and Further Readingp. 196
Effects of Alcohol Problems on the Familyp. 197
The "Family Illness"p. 198
The Family Systemp. 202
Children of Alcoholicsp. 206
Alcohol dependence in other family membersp. 214
Resources and Further Readingp. 214
Evaluation and Treatment Overviewp. 218
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 220
Problems of Usep. 221
Screening and Evaluationp. 224
Substance Use Historyp. 237
What Next?p. 243
Treatment of Alcohol Problems and Alcohol Abusep. 246
Treatment of Alcohol Dependencep. 255
Resources and Further Readingp. 274
Treatment Techniques and Approachesp. 278
Individual Counselingp. 279
Group Workp. 289
Working with Familiesp. 293
Self-helpp. 307
Other Approachesp. 322
Pharmacotherapyp. 336
Treatment Matchingp. 339
Resources and Further Readingp. 341
Special Populationsp. 350
Adolescentsp. 351
College Studentsp. 379
The Elderlyp. 402
Womenp. 422
The Workplacep. 437
Other Special Populationsp. 442
Resources and Further Readingp. 444
Other Psychiatric Considerationsp. 449
Suicide Evaluation and Preventionp. 450
Mental Status Examinationp. 455
Major Categories of Psychiatric Illnessp. 456
Psychotropic Medicationsp. 469
Resources and Further Readingp. 477
Drugs of Abuse Other than Alcoholp. 483
Drug Use Patternsp. 483
Social Costsp. 485
Public Perceptions and Public Policiesp. 486
Basic Pharmacological Conceptsp. 489
Classification Schemas for Substance of Abusep. 497
Major Classes of Commonly Abused Drugsp. 500
Clinical Issuesp. 533
Resources and Further Readingp. 544
Odds 'N' Endsp. 552
Beyond Counselingp. 553
The Real Worldp. 564
Ethicsp. 570
Counselors with "Two Hats"p. 577
Resources and Further Readingp. 581
North American Organizations in the Substance Abuse Fieldp. 587
The Interaction Effects of Alcohol with Other Drugsp. 609
Indexp. 614
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