Alcohol and Tobacco

Medical and Sociological Aspects of Use, Abuse and Addiction

  • Otto Michael Lesch
  • Henriette Walter
  • Christian Wetschka
  • Michie N. Hesselbrock
  • Victor Hesselbrock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 1-4
  3. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 5-13
  4. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 15-35
  5. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 37-46
  6. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 47-62
  7. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 63-94
  8. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 95-118
  9. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 119-130
  10. Otto Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock
    Pages 131-177
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 273-354

About this book

Introduction

Alcohol and nicotine addiction mostly occur together. Over the last ten years therapeutic aspects and motivational strategies have been considerably improved. Hence, groups and subgroups have been defined and can be treated with specific medication and tailor-made psychotherapies, leading in the long term to considerably better and more effective results than the once broadly applied, rigorous abstinence -based therapies. However, alcohol and nicotine addiction still represent major medical and social problems.

In this book, new therapeutic approaches are comprehensively described, outlining the different interactions between personality, environment and the effects of the substance.

In addition to prevention-based therapies and diagnosis, essential psychological and sociological strategies, as well as medication-based therapies, are also presented in detail. All of these therapies have realistic aims and are of global validity. In addition, the book provides a broad overview of the American and European epidemiology of alcohol and nicotine addictions. The book is written for all those who care for and offer professional therapy for alcohol and nicotine-addicted patients.

Keywords

aetilogy of addiction aetiopathology co-morbidity damages detoxification therapy drinking behaviour intoxication psychological approach tobacco withdrawel therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Otto Michael Lesch
    • 1
  • Henriette Walter
    • 1
  • Christian Wetschka
    • 2
  • Michie N. Hesselbrock
    • 3
  • Victor Hesselbrock
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical University of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Vienna
  3. 3.University of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-0146-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-0145-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-0146-9
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