The book includes research on multi-dimensional aspects of problems related to alcohol. The chapters cover a wide range of topics on the theme of Alcoholism ranging from reasons and factors that induce alcoholism, to health risks and finally possible medical, psychological and alternative remedial measures. Various factors such as genetics, childhood influences, antisocial behavior, and personality traits contribute to this menace of alcoholism. Cultural values, beliefs, and childhood experiences to govern thought process are indirectly related to earlier stages of alcohol addiction. Family history and life stress have implications on individual/s susceptibility to alcohol addiction. Personality traits influence the addiction in individuals. The treatment of alcoholism involves different therapies besides medicines for comprehensive and smooth recovery of the person. The important inducing factors, impact on society, individual, brain, family, nutritional deficiency and possible therapies such as body psychotherapies, herbal and natural therapy have been covered in the book in hopes of a comprehensive solution.
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Table of Contents
1. Is it the Personality or the Alcohol that Makes one an Addict? 2. Impact of Alcohol on Family Functioning 3. The Effects of Alcoholism on the Brain 4. Nutritional Deficiencies and Diseases Associated with Alcoholism 5. Alcohol De-addiction: Application of Body Psychotherapies 6. Understanding the Role of Probiotics as a Possible Treatment Strategy for Alcoholism Induced Liver Dysfunction 7. Herbal and Natural Medicines for Treatment of Alcoholism and Associated Diseases 8. Psych pharmacotherapy for Alcoholism: Challenges in Novel Approaches 9. Substance Abuse Disorder and its Management 10. Prohibition in India: A Study of the Historical & Contemporary Aspects 11. Patterns of Alcohol Abuse Among Urban Slums & Substandard Settlements: Review of Indian Literature towards Implications for Policy Interventions 12. Alcoholism: Popular Culture and Narrative Therapy Intervention 13. Alcoholism Among Adolescents and Juvenile Delinquency 14. Impact of Alcoholism on Various Aspects of Wealth Management 15. Chemical Therapeutics for the Treatment of Alcoholism 16. Alcoholism: A Health and Social Evil
Vinod K. Shanwal, Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh, India
B.S. Chhikara, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India