Alcoholism: Genetic Culpability Or Social Irresponsibility? : the Challenge of Innovative Methods to Determine Final Outcomes (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, 2001 - Self-Help - 236 pages
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Despite the plethora of books on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, Alcoholism: Genetic Culpability or Social Irresponsibility is unique. It departs from a generic version of alcoholism; it examines the concepts, rationale, and research findings of all the various aspects of alcoholism and places them into two camps, namely the genetic and the social. Then, Marshall's book deals specifically with the issue of 'social irresponsibility' as a central feature in alcohol abuse; social irresponsibility carries implications for the individual as well as governments' policies. This book will be useful for academics and professionals who are concerned about the widespread problem of alcoholism. Health professional, social workers, and legislators will find this book invaluable in uncovering the nature of this phenomenon.
  

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Contents

introduction and Background to Alcoholism
1
Alcohol Studies The Genetic Argument
11
The History of Alcohol Consumption
23
The issue Before Us
31
The Relevance of the Alcoholic Models
37
The Family and AlcoholRelated Problems
45
The Psychology of Alcoholism
63
CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS COAs
75
Workplace Drinking
111
Reducing Alcohol Consumption among Certain Populations
119
Enough is Enough
133
Alcoholism The Interdisciplinary Approach
141
THE ECONOMIC COST OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
149
The Measurement of Alcoholism Methodological Flaws and Misconceptions?
157
Social Irresponsibility
175
REFERENCES
197

The SocioCultural Aspects of Alcoholism
87
The Hidden Alcoholic
97
The Elderly Alcoholic
105
AUTHOR INDEX
229
SUBJECT INDEX
233
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About the author (2001)

Ronald Marshall is a lecturer in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad.

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