Handbook of Clinical Alcoholism Treatment

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Bankole A. Johnson, Pedro Ruiz, Marc Galanter
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 316 pages

Written by leading experts, this handbook is a practical, accessible guide to the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism. The book reviews the epidemiological, neurobiological, psychological, and sociocultural underpinnings of alcoholism and describes all current diagnostic tools and treatments, including psychotherapeutic, behavioral, and pharmacological interventions and auricular acupuncture. Chapters focus on specific treatment settings, including the emergency department, inpatient alcoholism services, network therapy, primary healthcare settings, rehabilitation programs, the workplace, and the criminal justice system. Other chapters address issues such as prevention, fetal alcohol syndrome, the dually diagnosed patient, alcohol and HIV/AIDS, alcoholism in the elderly, and alcohol problems in women.

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