Heavy Drinking

The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease

Author: Herbert Fingarette

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520067541

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 9720

A noted expert on alcoholism and addiction discusses his ideas on alcohol abuse, many of which counter current medical thinking, including a rejection of the idea of alcoholism as a disease, and also offers alternative treatments.

Heavy Drinking

The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease

Author: Herbert Fingarette

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520909564

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 6944

Heavy Drinking informs the general public for the first time how recent research has discredited almost every widely held belief about alcoholism, including the very concept of alcoholism as a single disease with a unique cause. Herbert Fingarette presents constructive approaches to heavy drinking, including new methods of helping heavy drinkers and social policies for preventing heavy drinking and the harms associated with it.

Dying to Drink

Confronting Binge Drinking on College Campuses

Author: Henry Wechsler,Bernice Wuethrich

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781579547776

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1665

Underage drinking and binge drinking are not harmless rites of passage. Rather than serving as some kind of bridge to adulthood, these illicit activities exact a senseless and severe price in blood and brain cells each semester. The proof is in the firsthand student accounts of out-of-control house parties and bar blasts, the testimonies of concerned health care professionals, and the tragic news stories related in this landmark book. The good news is that the damage, injuries, and deaths attributed to binge drinking are avoidable. The solutions offered in Dying to Drink will help schools to improve the quality of campus life, parents to ensure the safety of their sons and daughters, and our young people to get the most out of their college years-- without the beer goggles.

The Lost Weekend

Author: Charles Jackson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307948714

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 5589

Originally published in 1944 by Farrar & Rinehart.

The Science of Drinking

How Alcohol Affects Your Body and Mind

Author: Amitava Dasgupta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442204117

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 2519

Scientific research has clearly established that drinking in moderation has many health benefits, including maintaining a healthy heart. Yet, many people do not know that drinking red wine protects the heart more than white wine, while beer, margaritas, and hard liquor are less effective in providing such protection. And while alcoholism is a serious problem requiring medical and psychological treatment, for those who are not addicted, drinking alcohol is not necessarily a bad habit. The problem is to distinguish between drinking sensibly and drinking insensibly. Dasgupta clearly outlines what constitutes healthy drinking and its attendant health benefits, offers advice on how to drink responsibly, and provides insight into just how alcohol works on the brain and the body. After reading this book, readers will enjoy their next drink with a fuller and safer understanding of why they're enjoying it.

Binge Drinking and Youth Culture

Alternative Perspectives

Author: Malcolm MacLachlan,Caroline Smyth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904148425

Category: Psychology

Page: 155

View: 2423

Binge drinking in Ireland, particularly among adolescents, has become an issue of major concern in recent years. This edited volume examines the relationship between binge drinking and the factors that impact on it, in particular certain aspects of youth culture. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with alcohol consumption more broadly, especially those who wish to place the debate in a broader social context.

Binge Drinking Research Progress

Author: Kevin I. DiGuarde

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 362

Binge drinking is now usually used to refer to heavy drinking over an evening or similar time span - sometimes also referred to as heavy episodic drinking. Binge drinking is often associated with drinking with the intention of becoming intoxicated and, sometimes, with drinking in large groups. It is sometimes associated with physical or social harm.

Learning about Drinking

Author: Eleni Houghton,Ann Roche

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583913161

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 7823

This book is based on the premise that drinking behaviors are primarily learned. The contributors to the book explore the complex array of individual and social factors that impact the development of drinking patterns. They traverse family and culture influences, and the role played by schools, government, and the beverage alcohol industry. Learning About Drinking offers a rigorous and scholarly examination of drinking behavior brought to life with illustrative cases drawn from around the world. Social policymakers, historians, anthropologists, public health specialists, as well as mental health professionals will find this book of value. Learning About Drinking offers a refreshing, evidence-based look at a process that has too often been taken for granted.

Binge Drinking

Author: Stephanie Watson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617876542

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4409

This book examines the history, causes, and effects of binge drinking.

Her Best-Kept Secret

Why Women Drink-And How They Can Regain Control

Author: Gabrielle Glaser

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439184380

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 6471

Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.

Alcohol in America

Drinking Practices and Problems

Author: Walter B. Clark

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791406953

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 335

This book is a definitive reference work on American drinking, presenting results that are not based on the skewed and captive samples found in hospital treatment settings, but rather on the general population. This means that the study addresses not only problem drinkers and drinking problems but also documents in rich detail the much more common drinking patterns of the vast majority of Americans. Special attention is given, for the first time in such surveys, to drinking patterns among Blacks and Hispanics.

Youth Drinking Cultures

European Experiences

Author: Margaretha Järvinen,Robin Room

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351870556

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2585

How can 'binge drinking' be explained and understood? Is alcohol consumption related to the particular cultural characteristics of some European countries? Should heavy drinking cultures be seen as a mainstream youth phenomenon or as marginal - and is this different in different countries? A team of leading researchers addresses these questions and more in their analysis of the alcohol consumption patterns of European young people. Alcohol consumption is an important marker of transition from childhood to early adulthood, yet the timing, intensity and purpose of adolescent drinking varies dramatically between countries. The contributors provide cross-national comparisons to investigate how drinking behaviour varies, examining factors such as gender, societal context and family socio-economic backgrounds. Youth Drinking Cultures offers a comprehensive set of perspectives on adolescent drinking in Europe. In linking issues around social identity and the life-course with a highly topical area of media and policy concern, the book will be of great value to sociology and social policy scholars, especially youth researchers, and also to professionals working with young people.

College Drinking

Reframing a Social Problem / Changing the Culture

Author: George W. Dowdall

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228151

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 8526

Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.

Women and Drinking: Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

Author: M. Marden Velasquez,K. S. Ingersoll,M. B. Sobell,L. Carter Sobell

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1613344015

Category: Psychology

Page: 93

View: 4945

An essential resource for anyone providing help or services to women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Drinking during pregnancy can cause a range of disabilities that have lifelong effects yet are 100% preventable. A variety of brief motivational behavioral interventions developed for nonpregnant women of childbearing age can effectively prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEP). This book outlines clinical definitions and the history of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), epidemiology and effects across the lifespan, evidence-based prevention practices such as CHOICES and CHOICES-like interventions, and opportunities for dissemination. Based on decades of scientific research and clinical refinement, this volume is packed with helpful illustrative case vignettes, therapist–patient dialogues, sample forms, and handouts. The information and resources presented will help a wide variety of practitioners in diverse settings, ranging from high-risk settings such as mental health and substance abuse treatment centers to primary care clinics and universities, deliver interventions targeting behavior change.

Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults

Epidemiology. Neurobiology. Prevention. and Treatment

Author: Marc Galanter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306486261

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

View: 4885

Alcohol continues to be the substance of choice for today’s youth, leading to serious physical, psychological, and social consequences. Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults ably addresses this growing trend. The latest entry in the Recent Developments in Alcoholism series, it comprehensively presents a wide-ranging clinical picture of teen drinking - epidemiology, neurobiology, behavioral phenomena, diagnostic and assessment issues, prevention and treatment data - in a developmental context. Fifty expert contributors display the scientific rigor, practical wisdom, and nuanced analysis that readers have come to expect from previous volumes. Among the subjects studied in depth: - Initiation of alcohol use/abuse - Risk and protective factors for alcohol dependence - High-risk adolescent populations - Drinking habits of college students - Long-range consequences of teenage drinking - Family-, school-, and community-based prevention programs - Treatment of comorbid substance and psychiatric disorders Clinicians, researchers, and policy makers will find this a bedrock source of evidence-based knowledge, whether one’s goal is choosing an age-appropriate assessment tool for eighth graders, preventing drinking among high school students, or understanding the alcohol-friendliness of campus culture. Here is a critical resource for all professionals dedicated to helping youngsters grow up sober.

A Night of Serious Drinking

Author: Rene Daumal

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468304844

Category: Fiction

Page: 119

View: 4811

Daumal’s keen perceptions of the human condition infuse A Night of Serious Drinking with a critique of culture and consciousness that if both disquieting and enlivening. A Night of Serious Drinking is among Rene Daumal's most important literary works. Like Daumal’s Mount Analogue it is a classic work of symbolic fiction. An unnamed narrator spends an evening getting drunk with a group of friends; as the party becomes intoxicated and exuberant, the narrator embarks on a journey that ranges from seeming paradises to the depths of pure hell. The fantastic world depicted in A Night of Serious Drinking is actually the ordinary world turned upside down. The characters are called the Anthographers, Fabricators of useless objects, Scienters, Nibblists, Clarificators, and other absurd titles. Yet the inhabitants of these strange realms are only too familiar: scientists dissecting an animal in their laboratory, a wise man surrounded by his devotees, politicians, poets expounding their rhetoric. These characters perform hilarious antics and intellectual games, which they see as serious attempts to find meaning and freedom.