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Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs encourages the reader to become a critical consumer rather than a docile recipient of research information in this field, much of it interpreted in a highly dubious and frequently political manner.
The author offers a psychological perspective in his coverage of alcohol and drug-related issues, focusing in depth on key topics.
-Examines the contribution of research methodology to outcomes
-Offers alternative explanations to alcohol and drug-related issues
-Considers causal relationships in substance abuse
-Discusses alcohol and drug abuse in different groups defined by gender, age race, and marital status
-Includes Danish and Swedish studies of hereditary and environmental influences
"...provides a unique perspective on the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by focusing on the psychological aspect of abuse, not the traditional pharmacological approach."