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Alcohol [electronic resource] / Peter L. Myers and Richard E. Isralowitz.

By: Myers, Peter L.
Contributor(s): Isralowitz, Richard.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Health and medical issues today: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 250 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313372483 (electronic bk.); 0313372489 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Alcohol -- Toxicology | Alcohol -- Physiological effect | Alcoholism -- Complications | Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects | Alcohol-Related Disorders | Alcohol Drinking | Cost of Illness | Public Policy | Socioeconomic Factors | MEDICAL -- Pain Medicine | MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- PsychopharmacologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Alcohol.DDC classification: 615/.7828 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
History and Scientific Background: Alcohol, an Overview. Alcohol: the basics ; Alcohol taken together with other drugs ; Key terms and definitions ; Risk factors for alcohol misuse and worsening of abuse ; Phases and stages of alcoholism: theoretical considerations ; Alcohol and social problems ; Alcohol and medical problems ; Alcohol and sexuality ; Alcohol and the family ; Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) ; Treatment and recovery ; Alcohol use among women ; Alcohol use among adolescents ; Alcohol use among college students ; Alcohol use among older adults ; Alcohol use among ethnic minorities -- Controversies. Alcohol-policy perspectives ; Key issues and controversies ; Rates of alcohol consumption worldwide ; Culture and alcohol use -- References and Resources. Screening and assessment instruments.
Summary: "This text provides up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible information about alcohol use in western society and other cultures"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-240) and index.

History and Scientific Background: Alcohol, an Overview. Alcohol: the basics ; Alcohol taken together with other drugs ; Key terms and definitions ; Risk factors for alcohol misuse and worsening of abuse ; Phases and stages of alcoholism: theoretical considerations ; Alcohol and social problems ; Alcohol and medical problems ; Alcohol and sexuality ; Alcohol and the family ; Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) ; Treatment and recovery ; Alcohol use among women ; Alcohol use among adolescents ; Alcohol use among college students ; Alcohol use among older adults ; Alcohol use among ethnic minorities -- Controversies. Alcohol-policy perspectives ; Key issues and controversies ; Rates of alcohol consumption worldwide ; Culture and alcohol use -- References and Resources. Screening and assessment instruments.

"This text provides up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible information about alcohol use in western society and other cultures"--Provided by publisher.

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