Cultural and Sociological Aspects of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Author: Barry Stimmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317840461

Category: Psychology

Page: 94

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In this highly informative book on the sociocultural interactions between alcoholism and drug abuse, experts explore the relationship of such factors as ethnicity, family, religion, and gender to chemical abuse and address important implications for treatment.

Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction

Author: Bozoglan, Bahadir

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522534784

Category: Psychology

Page: 390

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Addiction is a powerful and destructive condition impacting large portions of the population around the world. While typically associated with substances, such as drugs and alcohol, technology and internet addiction have become a concern in recent years as technology use has become ubiquitous. Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction is a critical scholarly resource that sheds light on the relationship between psycho-social variables and internet addiction. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as human-computer interaction, academic performance, and online behavior, this book is geared towards psychologists, counselors, graduate-level students, and researchers studying psychology and technology use.


the development of sociological perspectives on use and abuse

Author: Paul M. Roman

Publisher: Alcohol Research Documentation Inc


Category: Psychology

Page: 391

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Pharmacology, Addiction, and Therapy

Author: Mark Galanter,Barry Stimmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317735730

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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Here is a timely volume that reviews the current state of knowledge of cocaine use. Some of the country’s leading authorities on cocaine use and abuse examine the pharmacology and neurochemistry of central stimulant abuse with a focus on the specific effects of cocaine. They also address recent experiences concerning the epidemiology of cocaine use from several different databases. This highly useful and informative book also explains the effectiveness of the existing diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Substance Use and Abuse

Cultural and Historical Perspectives

Author: Russil Durrant,Jo Thakker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923428

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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Substance use and abuse are two of the most frequent psychological problems clinicians encounter. Mainstream approaches focus on the biological and psychological factors supporting drug abuse. But to fully comprehend the issue, clinicians need to consider the social, historical, and cultural factors responsible for drug-related problems. Substance Use and Abuse: Cultural and Historical Perspectives provides an inclusive explanation of the human desire to take drugs. Using a multidisciplinary framework, authors Russil Durrant and Jo Thakker explore the cultural and historical variables that contribute to drug use. Integrating biological, psychosocial, and cultural-historical perspectives, this innovative and accessible volume addresses the fundamental question of why drug use is such a ubiquitous feature of human society.

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 924156475X

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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WHO has published several reports in the past on this topic with the last one being published in 2011; this report of 2014 has some unique features. First, it describes some progress made in alcohol policy development in WHO member States after endorsement of the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol in 2010. Second, this report provides a wealth of information on alcohol-related indicators for the comprehensive global monitoring framework for the prevention and control of NCDs adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly. The global monitoring framework was developed fulfilling the mandate given by the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and includes the voluntary target of a 10% relative reduction in harmful use of alcohol by 2025 against 2010 baseline. And thirdly, this report presents an overview of some mechanisms and pathways which are behind the impact of harmful use of alcohol on public health. This report provides a global overview on alcohol consumption in relation to public health (Chapter 1) as well as information on: the consumption of alcohol in populations (Chapter 2); the health consequences of alcohol consumption (Chapter 3); and policy responses at national level (Chapter 4). The report also contains country profiles for all 193 WHO Member States as well as data tables to support information provided in chapters 2-4 (Appendices I-III) and a section explaining data sources and methods used in this report (Appendix IV).

Neuroscience of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241562358

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Neuroscience of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence provides an authoritative summary of current knowledge of the biological basis of substance use behaviours including their relationship with environmental factors. The report focuses on a wide range of psychoactive substances including tobacco alcohol and illicit drugs. New developments in neuroscience research are discussed (e.g. mechanisms governing craving tolerance neuroadaptation immunotherapies and the concept of dependence) as well the ethical implications of these developments. As the product of consultations with and contributions from many international experts and partners the best available evidence is provided from the various schools of thought and areas of research in the field of neuroscience. The most comprehensive overview on substance abuse written to date is provided in this book.... - The Annals of Pharmacotherapy Neuroscience of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence is targeted at individuals with more than a basic knowledge of neuroscience including scientists from a number of disciplines. It is expected that this publication will be of interest to health care workers clinicians social workers university students science teachers and informed policy makers. ...This is an outstanding publication with a very useful text for workers and researchers in the filed of substance abuse and dependence especially psychiatrists psychologists or trainees in these fields.... - South African Medical Journal

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World

Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication

Author: Antonia Lyons,Tim McCreanor,Ian Goodwin,Helen Moewaka Barnes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317338332

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

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Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that these technologies enable highly-nuanced, targeted marketing and innovations – creating new virtual spaces that alter the dynamics and consequences of drinking cultures in significant ways. Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World focuses on how pervasive social networking technologies contribute to drinking cultures. It brings together international contributions from leading researchers in this emerging field to explore how new technologies are reconfiguring the key themes, traditional interests, practices and concerns of alcohol-related research with young people. It is particularly concerned with three important areas, namely: identities, social relations and power alcohol marketing and commercialisation public health and regulating alcohol promotion. This innovative book includes original research and commentary and is a must-read for academics and researchers in the areas of public health, psychology, sociology, media studies, youth studies and alcohol studies.

Social Aspects of Alcoholism

Author: Benjamin Kissin,Henri Begleiter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475794959

Category: Social Science

Page: 644

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The first three volumes of this series have dealt with materials which generally justify the title, The Biology of Alcoholism. This is only remotely true of the present volume, Social Aspects of Alcoholism, or of the final volume to come, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Except for small portions of the treatment section which involve pharmacotherapy, much of these last two volumes deals with the psychological aspects of alcoholism and still more with the social. It is interesting to review the evolution of this new pattern over the past seven years, a pattern which, had it existed initially, would have resulted, if not in a dif ferent format, at least in a different title. Our initial selection of areas to be covered was influenced by our desire to present as "hard" data as possible, in an attempt to lend a greater aura of scientific rigor to a field which was generally considered as "soft. " When we completed our review of this material in volumes 1-3, we recognized that what we might have gained in rigor, we had more than lost in completeness. These volumes presented a picture of a biological disease syndrome for which the remedies and preventive measures were presumably also biological. And yet, most workers in the field readily accept the significant contributions of psychological and social factors to the pathogenesis and treatment of alcoholism.

The Effects of the Mass Media on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol

Author: Susan Ehrlich Martin,Patricia D. Mail

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788125702

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Assesses the presentation of alcohol in the mass media. Intended to stimulate policy-relevant research. Contains a collection of articles on: the mass media, alcohol, and culture: an overview; a review of research on alcohol advertising and media content; advertising and marketing: applying the principles, practices , and outcomes to alcoholic beverages; health promotion: public service announcements, media campaigns, and media advocacy; and a synthesis of the issues. Illustrated.

Preventing Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol, Culture, and Control

Author: David J. Hanson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275949266

Category: Psychology

Page: 140

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The authors argue that cross-cultural and scientific studies yield evidence that the present policies in the US which seek to control alcohol consumption are ineffective. They argue that the distinctions between acceptable and unacceptable drinking should be clarified and that, rather than stigmatiz

Medical and Social Aspects of Alcohol Abuse

Author: Boris Tabakoff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468444360

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 404

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Alcohol use affects, either directly or indirectly, nearly all facets of Western civi lization. Eastern cultures are also not exempt from the influence of alcohol, and the present decade has been a time of increased alcohol use in all parts of the world. The problems of alcohol abuse and alcoholism are of concern to a variety of professionals in the biomedical and psychosocial health sciences, and-although the alcohol research literature contains much information on the relationships between alcohol ingestion and physiological, neurochemical, pharmacologic, genetic, environmental, and psychological effects in humans and in subhuman spe cies-there is at the present time no advanced textbook that integrates the avail able information for use by both students and professionals. The writing of Medical and Social Aspects of Alcohol Abuse constitutes an attempt to create a scholarly reference and resource for students, researchers, prac ticing clinicians, and paraprofessionals who wish to understand the complex inter play of factors related to acute and chronic alcohol intoxication, the effects of alco hol on body functions, and treatment approaches to alcohol abusers and alcoholics.

Alcohol in Popular Culture

An Encyclopedia

Author: Rachel Black

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313380488

Category: Cooking

Page: 229

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Provides information about varieties of alcohol, from liquor to wine, and also looks at the impact of alcohol in American popular culture.

International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

Author: Shulamith L A Straussner,Larry Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317718720

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Examine the worldwide phenomenon of substance abuse and addiction! International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions examines current social work practice in the addictions around the world. Researchers and practitioners address the abuse of and addiction to alcohol and other drugs and the current policies impacting the treatment of these substances in different countries. The book looks at the substances abused, the scope of the problems, the social reactions, the treatment approaches, and the role of professionals in addressing issues unique to each country, providing a more critical understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural influences on treatment systems. International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions presents cross-cultural perspectives on the effects of substance abuse and addiction on social policies, institutional practices, sources of funding, and social work methods. The book examines the rapid social changes that go hand in hand with increased rates of psychoactive substance problems and recognizes addiction as a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon that responds to intervention. The countries represented by the book's contributors include: Israel Ireland Germany Australia Singapore the Netherlands the United Kingdom the former Soviet Union and the United States International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions also includes book reviews related to cultural issues and a roundtable discussion concerning the legalization of drugs with perspectives from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This unique book is a vital resource for clinicians, academics, and researchers.

Alcohol & Tobacco

Author: Rosa Waters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 142228803X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Most young adults know that alcohol and tobacco aren't good for them—but they may not know the real-life consequences of using these harmful substances. From coughing to cancer, from alcohol poisoning to problems with your liver, alcohol and tobacco can cause serious damage to your health. Smoking and drinking also do damage to your relationships with others and can land you in trouble with the police. Find out more about the dangerous consequences of alcohol and tobacco use. Discover the downside of alcohol and tobacco!

International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

Author: Dwight B. Heath

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313252341

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

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The first authoritative guide to how the world drinks, this reference details alcohol use in different countries and cultures. Variation is striking, with alcohol sometimes a food, a sacrament, a symbol, a tool, a tranquilizer, a medicine, a love potion, or an object of scorn—often with very different meanings and uses in a single country. This volume reveals multicultural and ethnic beliefs, practices, and attitudes about drinking around the world. An extensive introduction discusses the close link between alcohol and culture and provides a foundation for the rest of the book. Each of the following chapters is written by an expert contributor and discusses alcohol and culture in a particular country. Chapters discuss historical trends, drinking among ethnic and religious minorities, national policies, and social outcomes. Countries range from industrial nations known for their alcohol research, to developing nations and to places famous for drinking. A concluding chapter highlights important similarities and differences.

Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism

Author: Kenneth E. Leonard,Howard T. Blane

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572304109

Category: Psychology

Page: 467

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Updating and expanding the classic Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism, this fully revised second edition incorporates state-of-the-art presentations from leaders in the alcoholism field. Contributors review established and emerging approaches that guide research into the psychological processes influencing drinking and alcoholism. The volume's multidisciplinary approach also takes into account biological, pharmacological, and social factors, offering important insights into the development and escalation of drinking problems and the various approaches to treatment. Including significantly expanded coverage of developmental, social learning, and cognitive theories, the book features new chapters on genetics, neurobiology, and emotions.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems

Author: James D. Orcutt,David R. Rudy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528451

Category: Self-Help

Page: 289

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The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Visit our website for sample chapters!