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This text offers a thorough approach to understanding alcohol, its physical and psychological affects on an individual, and its emotional impact on the family. It is the only comprehensive, self-contained book intended to cover the range of psychological factors, physical complications, treatment options, and family concerns. The text is easy to read and covers a broad range of situations, making it suitable for academics, students, or families of alcoholics.

About 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.

Table of Contents

1 Alcohol: History and Societys View

2 Alcohol and Its Costs

3 Alcohol and the Body

4 Alcohol Dependence

5 Etiology of Alcohol Dependence

6 Medical Complications

7 The Behavior of Dependence

8 Effects of Alcohol Problems on the Family

9 Evaluation and Treatment Overview

10 Treatment Techniques and Approaches

11 Special Populations

12 Other Psychiatric Considerations

13 Drugs of Abuse Other Than Alcohol

14 Odds ‘n Ends

Product Details

A Handbook of Alcohol Information
Kinney, Jean
Copans, Stuart A.
Copans, Stuart A., MD
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism
Alcoholism -- United States.
Alcoholism -- Therapy.
Publication Date:
January 2009
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.05x7.35x.98 in. 2.16 lbs.

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