Alcohol Use and Abuse

  • W. R. Cote
  • F. D. Lisnow
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Alcohol is the most widely used mood-altering agent in America. One need only walk down a city street or peruse a popular magazine to gain an idea of how important alcohol is in our society. It is both a social lubricant and a pharmacological tool for tension relief. Unfortunately, in more than 10% of all Americans who drink, alcohol will eventually be abused, adversely affecting the health, family life, or legal status of these individuals.


Alcohol Withdrawal Blood Alcohol Concentration Alcohol Intoxication Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Retrograde Amnesia 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. R. Cote
    • 1
  • F. D. Lisnow
    • 1
  1. 1.Northeast Kingdom Mental Health ServicesSt. JohnsburyUSA

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