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 behaviour, 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 an 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 hope of a comprehensive solution.
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Table of Contents
1. Is it the Personality or the Alcohol that Makes one an Addict?
Karishma, Nisha Phakey and Krishan Kumar
2. Impact of Alcohol on Family Functioning
Narendra Kumar Singh and Dipanjan Bhattacharjee
3. The Effects of Alcoholism on the Brain
Ram Singh, Geetanjali and Deepak Mishra
4. Nutritional Deficiencies and Diseases Associated with Alcoholism
Lakshna Mahajan and Ram Singh
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. Psychopharmacotherapy for Alcoholism: Challenges in Novel Approaches
Rahmat Bano and Ravinder Singh
9. Substance Abuse Disorder and its Management
Gauri Shanker Kaloiya and Mohit Kumar
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
Sushil Kumar and Gurpreet Kaur
12. Alcoholism: Popular Culture and Narrative Therapy Interventions
13. Alcoholism Among Adolescents and Juvenile Delinquency
Annie Khanam (Singh) and Subhasis Bhadra
14. Impact of Alcoholism on Various Aspects of Wealth Management
15. Chemical Therapeutics for the Treatment of Alcoholism
Brijesh Rathi and Poonam
16. Alcoholism: A Health and Social Evil
Dharam Pal Singh and Meenakshi Sindoliya
Vinod K. Shanwal, Head, Department of Education and Training, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida.
B.S. Chhikara, Department of Chemistry, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi.
"This book reviews a wide variety of issues covering the biological and psychosocial contributors to alcoholism, public health and policy perspectives, as well as various medical and non-medical treatment approaches. Most of the information is covered in a general manner. The editors and contributing authors are from universities in India; therefore, some of the chapters give a unique perspective on different issues, such as the chapter on herbal and
natural medicines, which will not be found in most texts on this topic."
- Michael Easton, MD, Rush University Medical Center