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Ann M. Manzardo, Assistant Professor and Pharmacologist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA, Donald W. Goodwin, Distinguished University Professor in Psychiatry Emeritus, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA, Jan L. Campbell, Professor in Psychiatry and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA, Elizabeth C. Penick, Professor and Director of Psychology, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA, and William F. Gabrielli, Jr., Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA
"...recommended to anyone who has concerns about their own or someone else's drinking, who wants to understand what is going on...a resource that teases out some of the complexities of alcohol use in society and of alcohol dependence...[and] the often conflicting issues around definition, aetiology and treatment." - Chris Holmwood, Drug and Alcohol Services, South Australia
1: Alcoholic beverages
2: Alcohol in the body
3: Alcohol and its effects
4: Alcohol through the ages
5: What is alcoholism?
6: The symptoms
7: The course
8: Women and alcohol
9: Risk factors
10: Alcoholism and co-occuring mental illness (dual diagnosis)
12: Drinking 'rewards'
13: Judgment and self-control
14: Treating alcoholism
15: Psychological approaches to the treatment of alcoholism
16: Medications to treat the alcoholic
17: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
18: Attacking the problem