Alcohol as a drug

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Figure 2.1: Chemical structure of some alcohols. Pharmacology Alcohol is a colourless liquid at room temperature. Relative to water, it has a lower density, freezing point, and boiling point (Table…

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Definitions of drinking problems

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Figure 1.1: Drinking within the population. The areas are not accurate representations of the relative proportions of those exhibiting differing drinking behaviours because this varies among populations. Hazardous drinking Hazardous…

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Causes of drinking problems

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Neurological vulnerability Table 3.1 divides the factors that influence drinking problems into three levels, namely the societal, the family/community, and individual. This framework is an oversimplification in a number of…

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Introduction, settings, and roles

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The outermost layer of Figure 8.1 comprises informal influences on problem drinkers: the work colleague who advises that a career may be damaged if drinking is not stopped, the husband…

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Case-finding and intervention outside of specialty settings

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html xmlns=”www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” xmlns:mml=”www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML” xmlns:epub=”www.idpf.org/2007/ops”> Chapter 9 Case-finding and intervention outside of specialty settings Specialty alcohol clinical settings are an important focus of this book and are obviously an appropriate location…

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Specialist treatment of drinking problems

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Molecular Structure of Disulfiram In 1952, the Danish team patented disulfiram as “antabus,” which was Anglicized to “Antabuse” in the coming years. Americans learnt of it from an article on…

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