Alcoholism Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Alcoholism.

  • 6 Student Essays
  • 23 Encyclopedia Articles
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The Alcoholism Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (23)

492 words, approx. 2 pages
Alcohol and Aids Alcohol and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) from infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) are each separately agents that cause suppression of immune function. Ther... Read more
12,487 words, approx. 42 pages
Alcohol This section contains articles on some aspects of alcohol, and the following topics are covered: Chemistry and Pharmacology; Complications; History of Drinking; and Psychological Consequences ... Read more
3,330 words, approx. 12 pages
Crime and Alcohol The relationship between ALCOHOL and involvement in crime is not a simple one. Drinking is a very common activity, and most drinking is not followed by criminal behavior. Understandi... Read more
1,014 words, approx. 4 pages
Economic Costs of Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence continue to be major health problems in the United States. The terms alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence ar... Read more
709 words, approx. 3 pages
Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (Mast) This is a brief self-report questionnaire designed to detect ALCOHOLISM (Selzer, 1971). It is widely used in clinical and research settings. The twenty-four s... Read more
521 words, approx. 2 pages
Productivity: Effects of Alcohol On ALCOHOL is the most commonly used and abused drug in the United States. In 1991, approximately 50 percent of all 125 million employed workers in the United States h... Read more
2,472 words, approx. 9 pages
Alcohol: Complications of Problem Drinking Alcohol is a legal drug for adults over 21 years of age. Yet drinking large amounts of alcohol over long periods can cause many medical complications. There ... Read more
1,268 words, approx. 5 pages
Alcohol: Withdrawal Alcohol acts as a depressant on the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). It also has a depressant effect on the peripheral nervous system (the nerves throughout the... Read more
1,340 words, approx. 5 pages
Alcohol Treatment: Behavioral Approaches Imagine that every time you see a red traffic light you get angry. You begin to grit your teeth, curse, and generally become abusive toward everyone riding in ... Read more
1,309 words, approx. 5 pages
Alcohol Treatment: Medications Treating alcoholism with medications is an ongoing field of research, with scientists seeking answers to many questions. Research suggests that behavioral treatments&#x2... Read more
148 words, approx. 1 pages
Alcoholism: Abstinence Versus Controlled Drinking What should be the goal for an alcoholic? Should it be complete and total abstinence from alcohol, or can an alcoholic learn to use alcohol in moderat... Read more
6,624 words, approx. 23 pages
Alcohol OFFICIAL NAMES: Ethyl alcohol, ethanol, grain alcohol STREET NAMES: Booze, hooch, juice, sauce, spirits DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS: Not classified, depressant Overview Jugs that held beer and wine ... Read more
245 words, approx. 1 pages
Alcohol Alcohol is a term applied to a large group of hydroxyl derivatives of paraffin hydrocarbons. They contain a hydroxyl (OH) group in place of one of the hydrocarbon's hydrogens. Examples of comm... Read more
1,027 words, approx. 4 pages
Alcohol What is commonly referred to as alcohol is just the most widely known example of a group of organic compounds which are collectively known as alcohols. The alcohol we drink is correctly called... Read more
713 words, approx. 3 pages
Alcoholism, Genetic Factors The contribution of genetics to alcoholism and other diseases having addictive behavior has been wrought with controversy for the past two hundred years. Because this is a ... Read more
2,952 words, approx. 10 pages
Alcohol Use and Abuse Many Americans drink alcohol, which produces a sense of relaxation and euphoria. Moderate drinking, defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as u... Read more
561 words, approx. 2 pages
Alcohol An alcohol is a type of organic compound which is characterized by a hydroxyl group (OH) bonded to a carbon atom. There are several types of alcohols which vary in structure and properties dep... Read more
1,448 words, approx. 5 pages
Alcohol Abuse and College Students One of the ways in which communication functions is in the creation and maintenance of the ways in which using and abusing substances, especially alcohol, are tal... Read more
4,798 words, approx. 16 pages
Alcohol Introduction The sociological study of alcohol in society is concerned with two broad areas. (1) The first area is the study of alcohol behavior, which includes: (a) social and other factors i... Read more
5,817 words, approx. 20 pages
Alcoholism Term encompassing alcohol use, alcohol consumption, alcohol problems, problem drinking, and alcohol dependence. The concept of alcoholism, in its most general sense, refers to a disease, or... Read more
23,426 words, approx. 79 pages
Most people who drink alcoholic beverages suffer no ill effects. They drink moderately with meals and in social settings. "For most people alcohol is a pleasant accompaniment to social activities. Mod... Read more
50,099 words, approx. 167 pages
“Unfortunately, many women continue to drink during pregnancy. Furthermore, many of the women who continue to drink during pregnancy are at highest risk for having children with fetal alcohol sy... Read more
25,435 words, approx. 85 pages
In ancient Greece the festival of Anthesteria was a four-day long celebration of feast and worship in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine. This time of merriment included the consumption of wine as wel... Read more