Alcohol and Tobacco: Medical and Sociological Aspects of Use, Abuse and Addiction (Hardback)Otto-Michael Lesch (author), Henriette Walter (author), Christian Wetschka (author), Michie Hesselbrock (author), Victor Hesselbrock (author)
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Alcohol and nicotine addiction mostly occur together. Over the last ten years therapeutic aspects and motivational strategies have been considerably improved. Hence, groups and subgroups have been defined and can be treated with specific medication and tailor-made psychotherapies, leading in the long term to considerably better and more effective results than the once broadly applied, rigorous abstinence -based therapies. However, alcohol and nicotine addiction still represent major medical and social problems.
In this book, new therapeutic approaches are comprehensively described, outlining the different interactions between personality, environment and the effects of the substance.
In addition to prevention-based therapies and diagnosis, essential psychological and sociological strategies, as well as medication-based therapies, are also presented in detail. All of these therapies have realistic aims and are of global validity. In addition, the book provides a broad overview of the American and European epidemiology of alcohol and nicotine addictions. The book is written for all those who care for and offer professional therapy for alcohol and nicotine-addicted patients.
Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 823 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 23 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
From the reviews:"This is an updated English-language version of a well-established comprehensive German book on alcohol and nicotine addiction. ... The book is written for all professionals, clinicians, researchers, and students involved in or interested in the care and treatment of alcohol and nicotine addicted patients. ... This is a comprehensive account of the different interactions among personality, environment, and effects of the substance and biology on addiction. ... an excellent reference and a must read for individuals in this field." (Michael Easton, Doody's Review Service, May, 2011)
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