Recent Developments in Alcoholism

Combined Alcohol and Drug Abuse Typologies of Alcoholics The Withdrawal Syndrome Renal and Electrolyte Consequences

  • Marc Galanter
  • Henri Begleiter
  • Richard Deitrich
  • Donald Goodwin
  • Edward Gottheil
  • Alfonso Paredes
  • Marcus Rothschild
  • David Van Thiel

Part of the Recent Developments in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Combined Alcohol and Drug Abuse Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-6
    2. Richard R. Clayton
      Pages 7-38
    3. Eugene P. Schoener
      Pages 39-60
    4. Jerome F. X. Carroll
      Pages 85-103
  3. Typologies of Alcoholics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-111
    2. Thomas F. Babor, Richard J. Lauerman
      Pages 113-144
    3. Leslie C. Morey, Harvey A. Skinner
      Pages 145-168
    4. Arthur I. Alterman, Ralph E. Tarter
      Pages 169-189
    5. Michie N. Hesselbrock
      Pages 191-206
    6. Dennis M. Donovan, Daniel R. Kivlahan, R. Dale Walker
      Pages 207-222
  4. The Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-229
    2. Dora B. Goldstein
      Pages 231-240
    3. Jeffery N. Wilkins, David A. Gorelick
      Pages 241-263
    4. Claudio A. Naranjo, Edward M. Sellers
      Pages 265-281
    5. David A. Gorelick, Jeffery N. Wilkins
      Pages 283-305
  5. Renal and Electrolyte Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-310
    2. Thomas O. Pitts, David H. Van Thiel
      Pages 341-355
    3. Thomas O. Pitts, David H. Van Thiel
      Pages 357-377
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-453

About this book


From the President of the Research Society on Alcoholism In recent years the alcohol research field has matured and is attracting a substantial number of eager and technically sophisticated researchers. There is a feeling of excitement and premonitions of breakthroughs as more and more of alcohol's actions are being detailed. I, however, have at times been sobered by the perception that the lure of parsimonious explanations and the appeal of studying easily demonstrable effects obscure the critical issues re­ garding alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Central questions regarding (1) the reinforcing properties of ethanol and other factors responsible for inappro­ priate consumption of alcohol, (2) the heterogenous characteristics (both bi­ ologic and sociologic) of the alcoholic population, and (3) the differential predisposition of individuals to alcohol-induced medical problems needed to be vigorously pursued. Researchers who used animals as models for the human condition needed to become more intimately aware of the variety of factors that are of importance in the development of alcoholism in an indi­ vidual. On the other hand, researchers studying humans needed to attempt to more clearly define and categorize diagnostic criteria and characteristics of various alcoholic populations. Such categorization and continued character­ ization of alcoholism allows not only for a framework of concepts within which proper animal models for studies of biologic mechanisms can be de­ veloped but also allows for consideration of the most apt treatment approaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Galanter
    • 1
  • Henri Begleiter
  • Richard Deitrich
  • Donald Goodwin
  • Edward Gottheil
  • Alfonso Paredes
  • Marcus Rothschild
  • David Van Thiel
  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1697-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1695-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0738-422X
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