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Recent Developments in Alcoholism

Treatment Research

  • Marc Galanter

Part of the Recent Developments in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Alcoholics Anonymous: Emerging Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-10
    2. Harrison M. Trice, William J. Staudenmeier Jr.
      Pages 11-35
    3. Alan C. Ogborne
      Pages 55-65
    4. Edward J. Khantzian, John E. Mack
      Pages 67-89
    5. Timmen L. Cermak
      Pages 91-104
  3. Family Systems and Family Therapy in Alcoholism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-110
    2. Linda A. Bennett
      Pages 111-127
    3. Theodore Jacob, Ruth Ann Seilhamer
      Pages 129-145
    4. Jane Jacobs, Steven J. Wolin
      Pages 147-164
    5. Barbara S. McCrady
      Pages 165-182
  4. Serotonin and Alcohol Preference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-186
    2. William J. McBride, James M. Murphy, Lawrence Lumeng, Ting-Kai Li
      Pages 187-209
  5. Clinical Pharmacology in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence Manipulation of Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Drinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-253
    2. Claudio A. Naranjo, Edward M. Sellers
      Pages 255-266
    3. David Nutt, Bryon Adinoff, Markku Linnoila
      Pages 283-313
    4. Peter R. Martin, Michael J. Eckardt, Markku Linnoila
      Pages 329-350
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-371

About this book

Introduction

From the President of the Research Society on Alcoholism In the last decade research concerning the causes and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism has come of age. We have witnessed a plethora of sci­ entific findings that have shed light on some of the actions of alcohol at the molecular level. Interesting new data have been forthcoming on the complexi­ ties of the development of tolerance to alcohol. It is becoming increasingly appropriate to consider that tolerance to alcohol involves biological as well as psychological factors. New scientific insights have been gained concerning the treatment of with­ drawal as well as the presence of persistent withdrawal signs that may possibly be involved with relapse. More recently, new and compelling data indicating that alcoholism is a common familial disorder have appeared. Clinical studies indicate that alcoholism is a heterogeneous disorder with multiformity in clin­ ical symptomatology and genetic heterogeneity. The heterogeneity of the clin­ ical features and the heritability of the predisposing factors of alcoholism are currently under vigorous scientific investigation. In the past several years sophisticated psychosocial studies have provided fundamental information on subjects at high risk for alcoholism. Psychosocial and biological studies of families including alcoholics and subjects at high risk are likely to bring new insights to our understanding of etiological factors. Moreover, as a result of these studies we stand to develop better prevention initiatives and treatment approaches.

Keywords

alcoholism prevention research

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Galanter
    • 1
  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1678-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1680-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1678-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0738-422X
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