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Title:
The treatment of drinking problems : a guide for the helping professions
Author:
Edwards, Griffith.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xvi, 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521017145
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

Griffith Edwards CBE, DSc, DM, FRCP, FRCPsych (Hon), F Med Sci: National Addiction Centre, London
E. Jane Marshall MRCP(I), MRCPsych: National Addiction Centre, London
Christopher C.H. Cook MD, MRCPsych: Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, Canterbury


Table of Contents

A note on the fourth editionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Part I Background to understanding
1 The history of treatment for drinking problemsp. 3
2 Causes of drinking problemsp. 16
3 Alcohol as a drugp. 30
4 The alcohol dependence syndromep. 47
5 Drinking problems and the familyp. 70
6 Social complications of drinkingp. 82
7 Drinking problems as cause of neuropsychiatric disordersp. 94
8 Alcohol problems and psychiatric co-morbidityp. 110
9 Alcohol and other drug problemsp. 133
10 Physical complications of excessive drinkingp. 147
11 Women with drinking problemsp. 172
12 Some special presentationsp. 185
13 Drinking problems and the life coursep. 203
Part II Screening, assessment and treatment
14 Case identification and screeningp. 219
15 Assessment as the beginning of therapyp. 234
16 Withdrawal states and treatment of withdrawalp. 263
17 The basic work of treatmentp. 280
18 Alcoholics Anonymousp. 300
19 Special techniquesp. 313
20 Working towards normal drinkingp. 343
21 When things go wrong, and putting them rightp. 356
22 Treatment settings, professional roles and the organization of treatment servicesp. 369
Author indexp. 390
Subject indexp. 403