© 1992

Alcohol Abuse Treatment

  • Ronald R. Watson

Part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews book series (DAAR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John P. Allen, Cherry Lowman, Margaret E. Mattson, Raye Z. Litten
    Pages 33-64
  3. Raye Z. Litten, John P. Allen
    Pages 65-86
  4. Carlo C. DiClemente, Joseph P. Carbonari, Mary M. Velasquez
    Pages 115-142
  5. Brenda M. Booth, Frederic C. Blow, Cynthia A. Loveland Cook
    Pages 143-167
  6. W. R. Klemm, L. Yurttaş
    Pages 169-185
  7. Richard K. Fuller, Fulton Caldwell, John Allen
    Pages 187-202
  8. Gerard J. Connors, Stephen A. Maisto, Kurt H. Dermen
    Pages 203-231
  9. Robert H. Bennett
    Pages 233-255
  10. Peter T. Loosen, Samuel Sells, Thomas D. Geracioti, James C. Garbutt
    Pages 283-306
  11. Roger P. Maickel, Suchitra Krishnan, Joseph E. Zabik
    Pages 307-323
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 325-327

About this book


A major national goal is to improve the health of the populace while advancing our opportunities to pursue happiness. Simulta­ neously, there are both increasing health costs and increasing demands that more be accomplished with less financial support. The number of deaths attributable to the consumption of alcohol in the US is about 100,000 per year, and the annual cost of this addiction is over $100 billion. Improved treatment methods can both reduce these costs and improve health by preventing the continued exposure of abusers to the toxic effects of alcohol. This third volume of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews focuses on the strategies currently thought best for the treatment of alcohol and tobacco abuse. A variety of approaches to treating alcohol abuse employ those psychosocial factors that are known to influence alcohol use in youth and adults. Pharmacotherapy has also been evaluated at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism by leaders in alcohol treatment research. One key review investigates forming a developmental framework for the treatment of adolescent alcohol abusers, a major challenge. Although the main emphasis is on the treatment of alcoholism, a major cofactor for many drug users is nicotine (tobacco) addiction, whose treatment is also reviewed. And the roles of learning and outpatient services are shown to affect treatment significantly. Thus, the problems confronted and solutions used in alcohol abuse treatment have here been analyzed in concise reviews that provide evidence for today's best hypoth­ eses and conclusions.


alcohol health health care pharmacotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald R. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Alcohol Abuse Treatment
  • Authors Ronald R. Watson
  • Series Title Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1992
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-242-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6726-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0363-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 327
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
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...describes well how research can be applied and tested in clinical settings [to] improv[e[ treatment outcome...does an excellent job of reviewing current theories and approaches...address[es] topics [at] the forefront of alcohol abuse research and treatment...refreshing and thought provoking.-Psychology Today