Alcoholism

Alcoholism

by Maria L. Gifford
     
 

An intriguing look at the history of alcoholism and its dramatic effects, from the first fermented grape to current advances in genetic research.

• Includes sidebars with statistics, fascinating facts, and portrayals of alcoholism in pop culture

• Provides a specialty bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, epidemiology,

Overview

An intriguing look at the history of alcoholism and its dramatic effects, from the first fermented grape to current advances in genetic research.

• Includes sidebars with statistics, fascinating facts, and portrayals of alcoholism in pop culture

• Provides a specialty bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, epidemiology, psychology, and addiction therapy

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Alcoholism provides a thorough yet comprehensible analysis of the medical and social criteria of a very serious and devastating disease. It is recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about this very important social issue and is appropriate for inclusion in most library collections." - ARBAonline

"For students and general readers, Gifford, an independent health writer, provides an overview of alcoholism and its effects on the body, the family, the economy, and the community. She focuses on alcoholism as a disease and covers the origins and history of alcohol and alcoholism, the discovery of alcoholism, biological aspects, signs and symptoms of abuse, current diagnostic and treatment methods, and related problems like domestic abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, drunk driving, and suicide, in addition to new directions in research, awareness, treatment, and prevention." - SciTech Book News

"Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313359088
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2009
Series:
Biographies of Disease Series
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Maria Gifford is an independent health writer in Rochester, MN.

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