Under the Influence: Alcohol and Human Behavior / Edition 1

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Overview

Are alcoholics the extent of the 'alcohol problem' in America, or do 'social drinkers' also present reason for concern? After all, many social drinkers occasionally become intoxicated and some eventually become dependent upon alcohol.Dr. John Jung answers questions like these and takes a comprehensive look at alcohol use and abuse in America. While hundreds of books exist on the dangers of drinking, Jung presents a scientifically based book that doesn't require advanced technical knowledge to understand.
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A scientifically-based but accessible overview of the behavior and habits of alcoholics in America, including the nature of current drinking practice in the US and an examination of the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol consumption. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534204488
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview 1
2 The Extent of Drinking, Alcoholism, and Alcohol-Related Problems 15
3 The Physical Effects of Alcohol 31
4 The Psychological Effects of Alcohol: Nonsocial Behaviors 53
5 The Psychological Effects of Alcohol: Social Behaviors 72
6 Theories of Drinking 85
7 Alcohol Use Disorders: Definition and Prevalence 106
8 Alcoholism: The Role of Heredity and Environment 124
9 Family Dynamics and Alcoholism 144
10 Personality and Alcoholism 162
11 Self-Help and Alcoholism Recovery 178
12 Treatment of Alcoholism 190
13 Relapse and Alcoholism Treatment 215
14 Alcohol Use and Abuse among Women 233
15 Age Differences in Alcohol Use and Abuse 250
16 Ethnic Differences in Drinking Patterns and Consequences 271
17 Prevention of Alcoholism and Alcohol-Related Problems 294
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