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Alcoholism

Author: Maria Gifford
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, ©2010.
Series: Biographies of disease.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes the origins of alcohol and discovery of alcoholism as a medical disease; the biology of alcoholism and its effects on the body; current diagnostic and treatment methods. The book also explores alcoholism-related problems such as domestic abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, drunk driving, and suicide. Also includes discussion of the church and alcohol abuse, alcohol in colonial America, alcoholism vs. dependency  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Gifford
ISBN: 9780313359088 0313359083 9780313359095 0313359091
OCLC Number: 422756953
Description: xvi, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Alcoholism, historically --
Alcohol use and abuse --
Diagnosing and treating alcoholism --
Alcoholism and society --
Alcoholism-related problems --
Alcoholism today and beyond.
Series Title: Biographies of disease.
Responsibility: Maria Gifford ; with Stacy Friedman and Rich Majerus.

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An intriguing look at the history of alcoholism and its dramatic effects, from the first fermented grape to current advances in genetic research.  Read more...

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"Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - Choice "For students and general readers, Gifford, an independent health writer, provides an overview of alcoholism and its Read more...

 
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