An intriguing look at the history of alcoholism and its dramatic effects, from the first fermented grape to current advances in genetic research.
* Includes sidebars with statistics, fascinating facts, and portrayals of alcoholism in pop culture
* Provides a specialty bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, epidemiology, psychology, and addiction therapy
Number of pages: 157
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 236 x 152 x 18 mm
"For students and general readers, Gifford, an independent health writer, provides an overview of alcoholism and its effects on the body, the family, the economy, and the community. She focuses on alcoholism as a disease and covers the origins and history of alcohol and alcoholism, the discovery of alcoholism, biological aspects, signs and symptoms of abuse, current diagnostic and treatment methods, and related problems like domestic abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, drunk driving, and suicide, in addition to new directions in research, awareness, treatment, and prevention." - SciTech Book News
"Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - Choice
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