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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 (395-416) Alcohol Abuse and Dependence Sociocultural Causal Factors Social events revolve around alcohol seen as a social lubricant/ tension reducer to enhance social events Evidence; in Muslim and Mormon culture where drinking is prohibits most of the time (except religious occasions) alcoholism is minimal (high are in Denmark and Malta; highest in France) Lindman and Lang (1994) found most people expressed view that aggressive behavior frequently follows their drinking many drinks Exact combination of factors is unknown Treatment of Alcohol-Related Disorders Many alcoholics refuse to admit they have a problem before they hit bottom Multidisciplinary approach to drinking problems seems to be the most effective Treatment objectives detoxification/ physical rehabilitation/ control over alcohol- abuse behavior, and individuals realizing he/she can cope with problems of living USE OF MEDICATIONS IN TREATING ALCOHOL USE AND DEPENDENCY Biological approaches medications to reduce cravings to ease detox process and treat co-occurring health issues and mental health issues...
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- Fall '07
- Abnormal Psychology