Identification and Treatment of Alcohol Dependency

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Professor Colin R. Martin
M&K Update Ltd, 2008 - Alcoholism - 417 pages
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 Colin Martin has brought together an excellent set of contributors to produce a truly comprehensive text that will ensure all interested professionals can not only update their 

knowledge but also better understand each other’s roles and how best to help patients and clients through shared working to achieve a common goal of better health. This book is not just for people who see themselves as having a primary role in the field, but also for those – teachers, the police and family members – who live daily with its eects. 


Professor Dame Betty Kershaw 

University of Sheffield, UK


Alcohol dependency represents an enduring problem for both the individual and wider society. Despite contemporary media coverage on increasingly dangerous levels of drinking in the United Kingdom, the fact remains that excessive alcohol consumption has been a distinguishing feature of Western society for generations. This book is arranged by a number of themed parts, largely representing the key areas in the process of facilitating access to effective clinical management. The book will also be of interest to the wider public who have an interest or concern in relation to alcohol dependency.


Contents include:

Part 1: Identification

Part 2: Medical interventions

Part 3: Psychological interventions

Part 4: Contemporary issues in the identification and treatment of alcohol dependency

Part 5: Clients with complex needs 

Part 6: Reproductive and developmental concerns

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Alcohol dependency The extent of the problem
1
Chapter 2 Assessing alcohol use and misuse in primary care
15
Chapter 3 Alcohol problems in the emergency department
27
Chapter 4 Dual diagnosis
41
Chapter 5 Biomarkers of alcohol abuse
55
Chapter 6 Diagnosis and management of alcoholic liver disease
67
PART TWO Medical interventions
81
Chapter 7 Detoxification
83
Chapter 16 The role and value of alcoholics anonymous
209
a therapuetic option?
215
Chapter 18 Understanding and assessing the impact of alcoholism on quality of life
221
Chapter 19 Sleep quality of life and alcohol misuse
241
pathophysiological and clinical aspects
259
Chapter 21 A psychological model of alcohol dependency
279
Chapter 22 Spirituality and alcohol dependence
289
PART FIVE Clients with complex needs
303

Chapter 8 Delirium tremens
93
Chapter 9 Pharmacological treatment approaches
109
Chapter 10 WernickeKorsakoff syndrome
123
Chapter 11 Morbid jealousy
133
PART THREE Psychological interventions
141
Chapter 12 Psychological perspectives on alcohol depenency
143
Chapter 13 Motivational interviewing
157
Chapter 14 Cognitivebehavioural therapy
175
Chapter 15 Can problematic alcohol use be trained away?
185
PART FOUR Contemporary issues in identification and treatment
207
Chapter 23 Alcohol and social exclusion
305
Chapter 24 Clients involved with the criminal justice system
319
Chapter 25 Eating disorders and substance abuse
331
PART SIX Reproductive and developmental concerns
347
Chapter 26 Alcohol and fertility
349
Chapter 27 Clinical presentation and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
365
Chapter 28 Childrens cognitive development between the ages of 8 and 12 and alcohol consumption
379
Concluding comments
387
Useful websites
388
Index
389

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