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Introduction to Alcohol Research : Implications for Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

Introduction to Alcohol Research : Implications for Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205331291

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ISBN13: 978-0205331291
ISBN10: 0205331297
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Introduction to Alcohol Research : Implications for Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205331291

Daniel L. Yaliove

ISBN13: 978-0205331291
ISBN10: 0205331297
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This contemporary textbook promotes a better understanding of recent research on alcoholism while discussing the clinical implications of treatment, prevention, and policy applications.

This book is a practical step to bridge the gap between the treatment of alcoholism and the research on alcoholism. The author has included the research on alcohol and alcoholism that has been conducted over the past 25 years to promote a better understanding of alcoholism and its treatment.

Features :

  • Enables reader to distinguish between experiential, professional, and research knowledge.
  • Teaches future clinicians to diagnose alcohol disorders.
  • Presents a balanced view of research on the benefits as well as the detrimental effects of drinking.
  • Readers learn how to assess dose, regardless of type of beverage, weight, or sex of imbiber.
  • Readers learn about and evaluate types of research.
  • Clinical application of research is presented at the end of each chapter.
  • Includes discussion of large epidemiological surveys on alcohol use.
  • Presents research on alcohol's effects on emotional reaction, including aggression.
  • The effectiveness of alcoholism treatment is discussed and evaluated.

Table of Contents

1. How Do We Know About Alcohol and Alcoholism? Knowledge About Alcohol, Alcohol Problems, and Alcoholism.

2. Measurement and Basic Concepts of Alcoholism Research.

3. Alcohol and Its Effects on the Body.

4. Heredity and Alcohol.

5. Statistics on Alcohol use: Epidemiologic Research on Alcohol.

6. Longitudinal Studies on Alcohol: Alcohol and the Life Span.

7. Environmental Factors Affecting Alcohol Use: Cultural and Social Research Findings.

8. Alcohol, Emotion, Sex, and Aggression.

9. Alcohol, Violent Crime, Criminal Justice, and Substance Abuse Treatment.

10. Co-Occurring Alcohol Use and Mental Disorders: Epidemiology, Treatment and Treatment Outcome.

11. Outcome Studies on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment: From the Rand Report to the MATCH Study.

12. Summary and Recommendations.

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