Alcoholism:A Biobehavioral Disorder
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This ebook is an overview of our state of knowledge concerning the actions of alcohol, the disease of alcoholism, and patterns of use and abuse. Comparisons are made between alcohol addiction and drug addictions. The potential efficacy of treatment approaches is evaluated. Combating alcohol abuse requires clarification of the basic mechanisms of the addictive process to permit development of effective therapies as well as productive strategies for prevention. (95 pp.)