ABSTRACT

While the war on drugs continues to attract world attention, it is often overlooked that alcoholism remains a major worldwide health concern. No matter what your expertise, the CRC Handbook of Alcoholism can help you acquire the necessary skills to treat problem drinkers and alcohol-dependent patients.
In three sections - Patient Care, Research,

chapter |2 pages

Section I: Patient Care

chapter |2 pages

Part 1: Screening and Diagnosis

chapter 1|8 pages

First Contact and Early Intervention

chapter 2|16 pages

Natural History

chapter 3|10 pages

Laboratory Parameters

chapter 4|8 pages

Psychometric Screening Instruments

chapter |2 pages

Part 2: Acute Treatment

chapter 5|16 pages

Acute Alcohol Intoxication

chapter 6|8 pages

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

chapter 7|6 pages

Alcohol-Induced Psychotic Disorders

chapter 8|8 pages

Overview and Outlook

chapter 9|32 pages

Psychotherapy

chapter 10|8 pages

Pharmacotherapy

chapter 11|8 pages

Adolescent Patients

chapter 12|12 pages

Geriatric Patients

chapter 13|14 pages

Women

chapter 14|8 pages

Primary Care Setting

chapter 15|10 pages

Nervous System

chapter 16|12 pages

Liver

chapter 17|8 pages

Gastrointestinal System and Pancreas

chapter 18|6 pages

Cardiovascular System

chapter 19|16 pages

Kidney and Electrolyte Disturbances

chapter 20|6 pages

Immune System

chapter 21|8 pages

Endocrine System

chapter 23|8 pages

Skin

chapter |2 pages

Section II: Research

chapter 25|16 pages

Epidemiology

ByMichael Fleming, Linda Baier Manwell

chapter 26|18 pages

Comorbidity

ByUlrich W. Preuss, Wie Mooi Wong

chapter 27|12 pages

Heritability

BySuchitra Krishnan-Sarin

chapter 28|8 pages

Pathogenesis of Alcoholic Liver Disease

ByPeter Fickert, Kurt Zatloukal

chapter 29|6 pages

Harmful Alcohol Consumption

ByLinda Baier Manwell, Michael Fleming

chapter 30|8 pages

Psychometric Instruments to Evaluate Outcome in Alcoholism Treatment

ByAndrea C. King, Peter A. Vanable, and Harriet de Wit

chapter 31|14 pages

Meta-Analysis of Pharmacotherapeutic Trials

ByClaudia Schoechlin, Rolf R. Engel

chapter 32|10 pages

Meta-analysis Without Tears: a Step-by-Step Introduction

ByGeorg Kemmler

chapter 33|6 pages

Patient-to-Treatment Matching

ByRichard K. Fuller, John P. Allen

chapter 34|16 pages

Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroanatomy

chapter 35|16 pages

Behavioral Pharmacology

ByGail Winger

chapter 36|14 pages

Controversial Research Areas

ByRainer Spanagel, Sabine M. Hoelter

chapter 37|2 pages

Physicochemical Properties of Ethanol

chapter 38|2 pages

How to Calculate Maximum Blood Alcohol Levels after a Drinking Event

ByGerald Zernig, Hans J. Battista

chapter 39|4 pages

Basic Pharmacokinetics of Alcohol

ByGerald Zernig, Hans J. Battista

chapter 40|4 pages

Drug Interactions

ByGerald Zernig, Hans J. Battista

chapter 41|2 pages

Definitions of a “Standard Drink”

chapter 42|2 pages

Harmful Daily Alcohol Consumption

chapter 45|2 pages

Useful (Internet) Addresses

chapter 46|4 pages

Abbreviations Used