Medical and Social Aspects of Alcohol Abuse

  • Boris Tabakoff
  • Patricia B. Sutker
  • Carrie L. Randall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Glenn R. Caddy
    Pages 1-30
  3. Marc A. Schuckit
    Pages 31-46
  4. Walter A. Hunt
    Pages 133-163
  5. Boris Tabakoff, Jeffrey D. Rothstein
    Pages 187-220
  6. Ernest L. Abel, Carrie L. Randall, Edward P. Riley
    Pages 221-245
  7. Richard A. Deitrich, Dennis R. Petersen
    Pages 247-272
  8. R. Lorraine Collins, G. Alan Marlatt
    Pages 273-308
  9. Barbara S. McCrady, Kenneth J. Sher
    Pages 309-373
  10. Peter M. Miller, Ted D. Nirenberg, Gary McClure
    Pages 375-397
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 399-403

About this book


Alcohol use affects, either directly or indirectly, nearly all facets of Western civi­ lization. Eastern cultures are also not exempt from the influence of alcohol, and the present decade has been a time of increased alcohol use in all parts of the world. The problems of alcohol abuse and alcoholism are of concern to a variety of professionals in the biomedical and psychosocial health sciences, and-although the alcohol research literature contains much information on the relationships between alcohol ingestion and physiological, neurochemical, pharmacologic, genetic, environmental, and psychological effects in humans and in subhuman spe­ cies-there is at the present time no advanced textbook that integrates the avail­ able information for use by both students and professionals. The writing of Medical and Social Aspects of Alcohol Abuse constitutes an attempt to create a scholarly reference and resource for students, researchers, prac­ ticing clinicians, and paraprofessionals who wish to understand the complex inter­ play of factors related to acute and chronic alcohol intoxication, the effects of alco­ hol on body functions, and treatment approaches to alcohol abusers and alcoholics.


Motivation Syndrom alcohol alcoholism brain diagnosis genetics intervention nervous system pharmacokinetics pharmacology psychiatric disorder psychoanalytic theory syndromes women

Editors and affiliations

  • Boris Tabakoff
    • 1
  • Patricia B. Sutker
    • 2
  • Carrie L. Randall
    • 3
  1. 1.Alcohol Drug Abuse Research and Training ProgramUniversity of Illinois at the Medical Center and Westside Veterans Administration Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration Medical CenterTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Medical CenterCharlestonUSA

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