Alcoholism A Biobehavioral Disorder pdf free download. This chapter presents an overview of our current state of knowledge oncerning the actions of alcohol, the disease of alcoholism, and patterns of use and abuse in contemporary American society. The basic pharmacology of alcohol effects is reviewed, and the medical, psychological, and social
consequences of prolonged alcohol abuse and alcoholism are described. Comparisons are made between alcohol addiction and drug addiction wherever possible. The limitations in our current understanding of the factors which influence the development and maintenance of alcohol abuse and alcoholism are discussed, and the potential efficacy of existing treatment approaches is evaluated. We conclude that significant progress in combating
alcohol abuse requires clarification of the basic mechanisms of the addictive process to permit development of effective therapies as well as productive strategies for prevention.
Alcoholism A Biobehavioral Disorder pdf free download
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