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Alcohol : opposing viewpoints

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2004.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Authors debate the benefits of alcohol to human health, the causes of alcohol abuse, treatments for alcoholism, and the effectiveness of laws in reducing alcohol-related problems.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737712163 9780737712162 0737712155 9780737712155
OCLC Number: 52574950
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Frequent, moderate drinking benefits human health / Harvard School of Public Health --
The health benefits of frequent, moderate drinking are exaggerated / George Davey-Smith, interviewed by Natasha Mitchell --
Doctors should encourage their patients to use alcohol / Stanton Peele --
Doctors should not encourage their patients to use alcohol / Charlotte LoBuono --
Drinking is a serious health problem for teens / Joseph A. Califano Jr. --
The health problems associated with teen drinking have been exaggerated / Doug Bandow --
Drinking at an early age leads to alcohol abuse / National Institutes of Health --
Drinking at an early age does not lead to alcohol abuse / Dwight B. Heath --
Alcoholism has a genetic basis / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism --
The genetic influence on alcoholism is exaggerated / Stanton Peele, Richard DeGrandpre --
Alcohol advertising targeted to youth causes abuse / Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth --
Alcohol advertising to youth may not cause abuse / International Center for Alcohol Policies --
Alcoholism should be treated as a disease / Jeffrey Hon --
Alcoholism should not be treated as a disease / Edward A. Dreyfus --
Alcoholics Anonymous is effective / Robby Werner --
Alcoholics Anonymous is ineffective / Charles Bufe --
Moderate drinking is an effective treatment for some alcoholics / Heather Ogilvie --
Reducing the harm caused by drinking can be an effective treatment / Stanton Peele --
Medications may help alcoholics stay sober / Behavior Medical Associates --
Lowering blood alcohol limits will help prevent drunk driving / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration --
Lowering blood alcohol limits will not help prevent drunk driving / Rick Berman --
Minimum drinking-age laws are effective / Alexander C. Wagenaar, Traci L. Toomey --
Minimum drinking-age laws are ineffective / David J. Hanson.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Karen F. Balkin, book editor.

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Authors debate the benefits of alcohol to human health, the causes of alcohol abuse, treatments for alcoholism, and the effectiveness of laws in reducing alcohol-related problems.

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