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Alcohol / Peter L. Myers and Richard E. Isralowitz.

Myers, Peter L. (Author). Isralowitz, Richard. (Added Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 616.861 MYE 2011 (Text) 39206020535686 NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780313372476 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0313372470 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780313372483 (e-ISBN)
  • ISBN: 0313372489 (e-ISBN)
  • Physical Description: xii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, [2011]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
History and Scientific Background: Alcohol, an Overview. Alcohol: the basics ; Alcohol taken together with other drugs ; Key terms and definitions ; Risk factors for alcohol misuse and worsening of abuse ; Phases and stages of alcoholism: theoretical considerations ; Alcohol and social problems ; Alcohol and medical problems ; Alcohol and sexuality ; Alcohol and the family ; Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) ; Treatment and recovery ; Alcohol use among women ; Alcohol use among adolescents ; Alcohol use among college students ; Alcohol use among older adults ; Alcohol use among ethnic minorities -- Controversies. Alcohol-policy perspectives ; Key issues and controversies ; Rates of alcohol consumption worldwide ; Culture and alcohol use -- References and Resources. Screening and assessment instruments.
Summary, etc.:
In 2009 President Barack Obama hosted a friendly "beer summit" on the White House lawn in an attempt to diffuse a racially charged incident between a Caucasian policeman and an African American professor. In the United States, beer and other alcoholic beverage companies are often the main advertisers during television sporting event coverage. A study has found that 44 percent of American college students participate in binge drinking, while NHTSA reports that over 31 percent of traffic fatalities involve a driver with an illegal blood-alcohol content level. In our culture, consumption of alcohol is both widely accepted as a healthy social norm and condemned as a crime. This volume provides information about how alcohol acts upon the body, the social problems related to alcohol use, medical disorders connected to alcohol use, alcohol use throughout world cultures and the American population, and public policy issues. It also contains sections on adolescent and college student alcohol use. -- From back cover.
"This text provides up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible information about alcohol use in western society and other cultures"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Alcohol > Toxicology.
Alcohol > Physiological effect.
Alcoholism > Complications.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages > Social aspects.
Alcohol-Related Disorders.
Alcohol Drinking.
Cost of Illness.
Public Policy.
Socioeconomic Factors.

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