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Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Affluent

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ISBN 9780866563321
Published January 1, 1984 by Routledge
106 Pages

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Book Description

This provocative volume addresses the problem of alcohol and drug abuse among the affluent. Experts explore the prevalence and patterns of abuse among the “privileged.” Important and revealing data is examined concerning the appropriateness of existing forms of treatment and the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. Topics of particular interest and timeliness include drug use among affluent adolescents, cocaine use and abuse, and the increasing incidence of substance abuse among physicians.

Table of Contents

Contents Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the Affluent: Is There a Difference?

  • An Overview of Substance Abuse Among New York State’s Upper Income Householders
  • Upper Middle Class Adolescent Drug Use: Patterns and Factors
  • Cocaine and the Privileged Class: A Review of Historical and Contemporary Images
  • Upper-Income Cocaine Abusers
  • Lawyers’ Alcoholism
  • Alcohol, Substance Use, and Other Risk Factors of Impairment in a Sample of Physicians-in-Training
  • Successful Use of Naltrexone in Addicted Physicians and Business Executives
  • Selective Guide to Current Reference Sources: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the Affluent
  • Reference Notes Included

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