The Treatment of Drinking Problems
A Guide for the Helping Professions
Griffith Edwards, E. Jane Marshall, Christopher C. H. Cook
June 2003 | Paperback | 428 pages 43 tables 1 graph 2 figures | ISBN: 0521017149
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The Treatment of Drinking Problems has become, over the past twenty years, the definitive text in its field. Internationally acclaimed and translated into six languages, it is the most authoritative source book for the treatment of alcohol problems for all professionals who encounter them.
From reviews of the previous edition: ? the best overview on the subject for practitioners who wish to understand and help people with alcohol problems ?a unique perspective ?elegant and succinct prose ?highly readable ?an absolute must to read.? The Lancet
his text continues to be a must for anyone working in the field of alcohol misuse.? Addiction Biology
? highly readable ?an invaluable resource ?authoritative ?contains a wealth of readily accessible information on drinking problems and is therefore essential reading for all workers in specialist drug and alcohol agencies.? Drug News
Introduction; Part I. Background to Understanding: 1. The history of treatment for drinking problems; 2. Causes of drinking problems; 3. Alcohol as a drug; 4. The alcohol dependence syndrome; 5. Drinking problems and the family; 6. Social complications of excessive drinking; 7. Drinking problems as cause of neuropsychiatric disorder; 8. Alcohol problems and psychiatric comorbidity; 9. Alcohol and other drug problems; 10. Physical complications of excessive drinking; 11. Women with drinking problems; 12. Some special presentations; 13. Drinking problems and the life course; Part II. Screening, Assessment and Treatment: 14. Case identification and screening; 15. Assessment as the beginning of therapy; 16. Withdrawal states and treatment of withdrawal; 17. The basic work of treatment; 18. Alcoholics Anonymous; 19. Special techniques; 20. Working toward normal drinking; 21. When things go wrong and putting them right; 22. Treatment settings, professional roles, and the organisation of treatment services; Index.