First published in 1986, Controversies in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse presents a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of alcohol and substance abuse. It covers crucial themes like -1) the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and heroin addiction; 2) the effects of widespread cocaine use; 3) social use of marijuana; 4) early identification of and efficacy of treatment for alcoholism; and 5) the effects of social drinking during pregnancy on the fetus. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of addiction studies, psychology, sociology of addiction and specially those who wants to know about the advances made in the 1980s in the study of alcohol and substance abuse.
Table of Contents
Editorial: The Support of Scientific Controversy Barry Stimmel 1. Epidemiology of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Intravenous Drug Abusers Jeffrey P. Koplan, Ann M. Hardy and James R. Allen 2. Diagnosis and Management of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Intravenous Drug Users Daniel Shine 3. Cocaine Update: From Bench to Bedside Mark S. Gold, Charles A. Dackis, A.L.C. Pottash, Irl Extein, Arnold Washton 4. Medical and Psychiatric Complications of Cocaine Abuse with Possible Points of Pharmacological Treatment Todd W. Estroff, Mark S. Gold 5. Is the Social Use of Marijuana Dangerous or Addicting? Louis Lasagna 6. Naltrexone: Its Clinical Utility Harold M. Ginzburg 7. The Use of Psychotropic Drug in the Treatment of Compulsive Opiate Abusers Herbert D. Kleber 8. Prescribing Psychotropic Agents in Opiate Dependency: The Need for Caution Barry Stimmel 9. Prescribing Practices for Pain in Drug Dependence: A Lesson in Ignorance Lawrence M. Halpern and James Robinson 10. American Opiophobia: Customary Under Utilization of Opioid Analgesics John P. Morgan 11. Is Inpatient Rehabilitation of the Alcoholic Cost Effective? Con Position Helen M. Annis 12. The Effectiveness of Biological Markers to Diagnose Alcoholism Ralph S. Ryback, Robert R. Rawlings, George L. Negron, Rafael Correa- Coronas, Dorothy Cirelli, Sarkis Chobanian 13. Is Social Drinking during pregnancy Harmless? There is Reason to Think Not Sheila B. Blume 14. Is Social Drinking during pregnancy Harmless? Densie Hatfield 15. Controversies in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse James E. Raper Jr, Lynn Kasner Morgan Information for Authors