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Alcoholism

Author: Carol Wekesser
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1994.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles debating the seriousness of alcoholism, its causes, treatment, and its effects on families.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Wekesser
ISBN: 1565100743 9781565100749 1565100735 9781565100732
OCLC Number: 28221264
Description: 250 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Is alcoholism a disease? --
Yes, alcoholism is a disease: Alcoholism is a genetically inherited disease / Kenneth Blum with James E. Payne --
Alcoholism in women may be inherited / Kenneth Kendler et al. --
Experts should continue to define alcoholism as a disease / Robert M. Morse and Daniel K. Flavin --
No, alcoholism is not a disease: Alcoholism is not a disease / Jeffrey A. Schaler --
Alcoholism is not genetically inherited / Alfie Kohn --
Alcoholics Anonymous created the myth that alcoholism is a disease / Jack Trimpey --
Ch. 2 Is Alcoholics Anonymous the most effective treatment for alcoholism? --
Yes, Alcoholics Anonymous is the most effective treatment for alcoholism: Alcoholics Anonymous is the most effective treatment for alcoholism / Terence T. Gorski --
Treatment centers effectively use twelve-step programs to help alcoholics / Norman S. Miller and John C. Mahler --
The spirituality of AA helps alcoholics / Monty Roberts --
No, Alcoholics Anonymous is not the most effective treatment for alcoholism: Studies show Alcoholics Anonymous is ineffective / Charles Bufe --
AA's focus on spirituality is harmful and unnecessary / Jack Trimpey --
AA's coercive tactics are harmful / Archie Brodsky and Stanton Peele --
Forcing alcoholic prisoners to join AA is ineffective / Corey Weinstein. Ch. 3. Do alcohol advertisements encourage alcohol abuse? --
Yes, alcohol advertisements encourage alcohol abuse: Alcohol advertisements encourage alcohol abuse / Patricia Taylor --
Alcohol advertisements encourage teens to abuse alcohol / Antonia C. Novello --
Alcohol advertisements should be banned / Jean Kilbourne --
No, alcohol advertisements do not encourage alcohol abuse: Alcohol advertisements do not encourage alcohol abuse among teens / James Sanders --
Alcohol advertisements do not encourage minorities to abuse alcohol / Jeffrey G. Becker --
Censoring alcohol advertisements would not decrease alcohol abuse / Howard H. Bell --
Ch. 4. Do adult children of alcoholics benefit from recovery groups? --
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs): an overview / Daniel Goleman --
Yes, Adult Children of Alcoholics need recovery groups: ACOAs develop unhealthy relationships / John Bradshaw --
ACOAs suffer emotional problems / William H. Crisman --
Recovery groups can help adult children of alcoholics / Lily Collet --
No, recovery groups for adult children of alcoholics are problematic: The recovery movement harms ACOAs / Steven J. Wolin and Sybil Wolin --
The recovery movement encourages ACOAs to unfairly blame their parents / Melinda Blau --
The recovery movement promotes self-centeredness and irresponsibility / Wendy Kaminer --
Ch. 5. How should alcoholism be treated? --
Nutritional therapy can help alcoholics / Susan Kissir --
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for alcoholism / Margaret Shockley --
Psychotherapy can help alcoholics / Marc Galanter --
Physicians' warnings can motivate alcoholics to seek treatment / Diana Chapman Walsh et al. --
Antidepressants may be effective at treating alcoholism / Marc A. Schuckit --
All-women treatment groups can help female alcoholics / Sondra Burman --
Treatment designed for elderly alcoholics could be effective / House Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Carol Wekesser, book editor.

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