Alcohol Tolerance and Social Drinking: Learning the Consequences

Alcohol Tolerance and Social Drinking: Learning the Consequences

by Muriel Vogel-Sprott
     
 

Social drinkers may observe that the more regularly they use alcohol, the less they are impaired by it. Contradictory as it may seem, they are not completely wrong. Although little is known about the development of tolerance to alcohol, most research in the area has concentrated on tolerance as a potential indicator of pathology. In an illuminating departure from

Overview

Social drinkers may observe that the more regularly they use alcohol, the less they are impaired by it. Contradictory as it may seem, they are not completely wrong. Although little is known about the development of tolerance to alcohol, most research in the area has concentrated on tolerance as a potential indicator of pathology. In an illuminating departure from this line of thinking, this volume systematically investigates why most drinkers can use alcohol without making the transition from social to abusive drinking. By examining factors that contribute to alcohol tolerance in nonproblem social drinking, the book offers new insights for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse and helps to pave the way for future research.

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From the Publisher
"ALCOHOL TOLERANCE AND SOCIAL DRINKING is destined to be the classic work on tolerance in social drinkers. Professor Vogel's elegant research makes for fascinating reading. In my view, the book is a gold mine of new ideas and is a must' for anyone interested in human drinking behavior. — Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., University of Washington
Booknews
Noting that increased tolerance for alcohol is thought to increase the risk of abuse, investigates the factors surrounding tolerance in the majority of drinkers, who never move from social to problem drinking, in order to help understand the mechanism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898621914
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/13/1992
Series:
Guilford Substance Abuse Series
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Muriel Vogel-Sprott, Ph.D University of Waterloo.

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