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Alcoholism and Other Drug Problems

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ISBN-10: 0684823144

ISBN-13: 9780684823140

Edition: 1996

Authors: James E. Royce, David Scratchley

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 3/1/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

James E. Royce, S.J., Ph.D.,is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Addiction Studies at Seattle University. He is the author ofAlcohol Problems and Alcoholismand coauthor ofEthics for Addiction Professionals.

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Alcohol and Alcohol Problems
Drinking, drunkenness, alcoholism
Alcohol as a drug
Defining alcoholism
Alcoholic versus problem drinker
Alcohol causes more problems than alcoholism: statistics, estimates, and methodology
Drugs Other Than AlcoholComonly used prescription and illegal drugs
Opiates, stimulants, nicotine, marijuana, hallucinogens, sedative-hypnotics, inhalants
Sociocultural Aspects
Alcohol in various cultures
Alcohol in America. Prohibition
Alcohol: Physiology and Pharmacology
What the body does with alcohol.Ingestion, absorption, excretion, metabolism
What alcohol does to behavior.Stimulant or depressant? Tolerance
Polydrug, synergism
Effects of blood levels
How many drinks?
What alcohol does to the body
Short- and long-term effects on health
Action of alcohol on each major organ and system
Fetal alcohol effects
Other Drugs: Physiology and Pharmacology
Drug interactions
Effects on behavior
Effects on health
Patterns and Symptoms
Types of alcoholics
Common characteristics
Causality of Addiction
Sociocultural, psychological, physiological causes
Role of heredity as part-cause
Learning (habit)
Addiction as a Disease
Is there an alcoholic personality?
Pros and cons of calling addiction a disease
Implications for prevention, treatment, counseling, rehabilitation
Can alcoholics be conditioned to drink socially?
The Spouse and Family of the Addict
Cause or reaction?
Adjustment of the family to the crisis of alcoholism
Reversal of roles
Effects of other drugs on the family
Children of Dysfunctional Families
Typical roles: Hero (Responsible One), Scapegoat (Acting Out), Adjuster (Lost Child), Placater (Mascot)
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA): a high-risk group
Special Groups
The elderly
Minority races
The military
Skid road
Professionals, dual diagnosed, other groups
Prevention And Intervention
Primary, secondary, tertiary prevention
Information versus attitudes and values
Decision-making skills
Eap -- Occupational Programs
Alcohol and other drugs in business and industry
Policy versus program
Roles of labor and management
Training of supervisors
Referral and Intervention
Counseling into treatment
Knowing and using various facilities
Treatment And Rehabilitation
Overview of Treatments
Continuum of care
Variety of therapies
Intensive treatment
Therapies for other drug addictions
After intensive care: importance of long-term followup
Phases of recovery, relapses, the dry drunk
Alcoholics Anonymous and Other Twelve-Step Groups
Development of AA philosophy
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
The three legacies
Twelve-Step groups for other addicts: NA, CA, and others
Al-Anon and Alateen
The Twelve Steps as used by spouse and children of the alcoholic. Special traditions and problems
Spiritual and Moral Aspects
Progression of addiction as a spiritual disease
Spiritual recovery
False guilt. Moralistic attitudes
Responsibility for drug-related behavior
Drugs and the Law Liability
Regulation of sale
Alcohol and traffic laws
The Uniform Act: drunk in public no longer a crime, legal responsibility not eliminated, problems of implementation
The New Profession
Ethics: confidentiality, education, certification
The addiction professional
Dual role of AA member
Staff burnout
Appendix: Sources for Literature on Alcoholism and Other Addictions
General Bibliography