Alcohol by Norman S. Miller M.D., Mark S. Gold M.D. (auth.)

By Norman S. Miller M.D., Mark S. Gold M.D. (auth.)

This publication is written for a very normal scientific viewers. Clinicians, researchers, citizens, and scholars will locate Al­ cohol an immediate therapy of the key drug challenge in Amer­ ica. besides the 1st quantity during this sequence on marijuana, Alcohol is well timed and appropriate. the topic is gifted with readability that allows you to offer execs and readers with a simple historical past within the box of alcohol stories. The emphasis is on what's identified and will be coun­ ted on as primary wisdom at the a variety of facets of heritage, epidemiology, analysis, remedy, and prevention of alcoholism. simply because medicinal drugs except alcohol are such an enormous function of the modern alcoholic, they're lined as part of the usual heritage of alcoholism. switch and growth are necessary to wisdom; previous and present study within the alcohol box, in addition to targeted discussions of what extra should be investigated, are in­ cluded within the quantity. the scholar in addition to the practitioner vii viii PREFACE will locate the contents valuable for didactic reasons in addition to a medical reference. We think that the researcher also will benefit from the great insurance of the topic. The chapters are prepared in sections to spotlight very important themes and are prepared in a series to make sure a logical de­ velopment of the topic, alcohol. during the ebook we mix our scientific and study reviews to supply a synthesis that we are hoping could have frequent medical usefulness. N.S.M.

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All cases of cardiomyopathy should be evaluated for possible alcoholism. Gastrointestinal System Disturbances attributable to the gastrointestinal tract occur commonly following alcohol use, particularly, in higher and chronic administration. Any complaint arising from the gastrointestinal system deserves an evaluation of alcohol use and possible alcoholism. Alcohol produces irritation and inflammation of the mucosa lining the gastrointestinal tract. Frank ulceration may occur with chronic alcohol use.

Psychiatry, 1984; 41:959-967. 22 CHAPTER 2 11. Miller NS, Mirin SM: Multiple drug use in alcoholics: Practical and theoretical implications. Psychiatric Annals 19: 5 May, 1989. 12. Greenblatt M, Schuckit MA: Alcoholism Problems in Women and Children. New York, Grune & Stratton. 13. Winokur G, Clayton PJ: Family history studies, IV. Comparison of male and female alcoholics. Q J Stud. Alcohol 1968; 29:885891. 14. Shapiro S, Skinner EA, Kessler LG, Van Korff M, German PS, Tischler GL, Leaf pJ, Benham L, Cottier L, Regier DA: Utilization of health and mental health services: Three epidemiologic catchment area sites.

99-107. 11. Katchadourian HA, Lunde DT: Fundamentals of Human Sexuality, 3rd ed. New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1975. 5 Medical Complications of Alcoholism All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half-used minds. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW The medical complications of alcoholism are important for physicians to know in detail. However, as important as medical sequelae can be, the majority of alcoholics escapes irreversible medical consequences. The minority of alcoholics who have medical consequences appears to represent a chronic, longtime consumer or one who has an idiosyncratic reaction to the effects of alcohol.

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