Despite the plethora of books on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, Alcoholism: Genetic Culpability or Social Irresponsibility is unique. It departs from a generic version of alcoholism; it examines the concepts, rationale, and research findings of all the various aspects of alcoholism and places them into two camps, namely the genetic and the social. Then, Marshall's book deals specifically with the issue of "social irresponsibility" as a central feature in alcohol abuse; social irresponsibility carries implications for the individual as well as governments' policies. This book will be useful for academics and professionals who are concerned about the widespread problem of alcoholism. Health professional, social workers, and legislators will find this book invaluable in uncovering the nature of this phenomenon.
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About the Author
Ronald Marshall is a lecturer in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreward; Preface Chapter 2 Introduction and Background to Alcoholism Chapter 3 Alcohol Studies: The Genetic Argument Chapter 4 The History of Alcohol Consumption Chapter 5 The Issue Before Us Chapter 6 The Relevance of the Alcohol Models Chapter 7 The Family and Alcohol-Related Problems Chapter 8 The Psychology of Alcoholism Chapter 9 Children of Alcoholics (COAs) Chapter 10 The Socio-Cultural Aspects of Alcoholism Chapter 11 The Hidden Alcoholic Chapter 12 The Elderly Alcoholic Chapter 13 Workplace Drinking Chapter 14 Reducing Alcohol Consumption among Certain Populations Chapter 15 Enough is Enough! Chapter 16 Alcoholism: The Interdisciplinary Approach Chapter 17 The Economic Cost of Alcohol Consumption Chapter 18 The Measurement of Alcoholism Consumption: Methodological Flaws and Misconceptions? Chapter 19 Social Irresponsibility Chapter 20 References; Author Index; Subject Index