Loosening the Grip: A Handbook of Alcohol Information / Edition 10

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Overview

Accessible and comprehensive, Loosening the Grip remains an authoritative source for information about alcohol use and the problems associated with it, while also addressing the relationship between alcohol use and other drug use. This text presents the physical and psychological effects of alcohol alongside the impact of alcohol use on family and society. Special attention is given to addressing the range of responses to alcohol problems: prevention, harm reduction, brief treatment, engagement in treatment and aftercare, and addressing high risk drinking. The book also includes information on alcohol abuse, and alcohol dependence. Along with providing a historical foundation for the discussion of substance use, the book explains the facts about this complex issue in clear, engaging language.

Loosening the Grip is widely recognized as a useful resource for future and current health care workers: substance abuse clinicians, school counselors, mental health workers, community nurses, and others. As noted on the website for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): “There are many helpful books on alcohol and alcoholism. Loosening the Grip: A Handbook of Alcohol Information by Jean Kinney is a good place to start.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073404684
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 133,426
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Kinney, Lecturer in Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, was the Associate Director of the Alcohol Counselor Training Program at Dartmouth conducted between 1972 and 1978. That program was the impetus for this text. Upon completion of the Alcohol Counselor Training Program, she became involved with Project Cork, a program established to develop and implement a model curriculum for medical student education and to create materials for health care professionals. She continues to be involved in professional development initiatives in the substance abuse field. In 1999, she was the first recipients of the Harold Hughes Award given annually by the National Institute of Medicine's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It is given in recognition for efforts to assist in the translation of scientific research into clinical practice. Loosening the Grip was one of her efforts cited in this award.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Alcohol 1

Ch. 2 Alcohol and Its Costs 30

Ch. 3 Alcohol and the Body 51

Ch. 4 Alcohol Dependence 77

Ch. 5 Etiology of Alcohol Dependence 99

Ch. 6 Medical Complications 140

Ch. 7 The Behavior of Dependence 190

Ch. 8 Effects of Alcohol Problems on the Family 206

Ch. 9 Evaluation and Treatment Overview 229

Ch. 10 Treatment Techniques and Approaches 287

Ch. 11 Special Populations 357

Ch. 12 Other Psychiatric Considerations 472

Ch. 13 Drugs of Abuse Other Than Alcohol 504

Ch. 14 Odds 'n' Ends 583

App. A Organizations and Resources in the Substance Abuse Field 623

App. B The Interaction Effects of Alcohol with Other Drugs 634

App. C Diagnostic Criteria: Substance Use Disorders 638

Index 642

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