By Charles Herrick
Even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, a pal or relative, this publication bargains aid. the single quantity to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Alcoholism offers authoritative, sensible solutions in your questions about healing procedures, suggestion on dealing with the affliction, assets of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. Written by means of a well-liked psychiatrist, with real sufferer remark, this booklet is a useful source for an individual dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of alcoholism.
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For them, however, they felt that alcohol was playing a role in their life that was leading them down a path toward eventual self-destruction. They somehow understood their vulnerabilities and headed them off at the pass or at least believed strongly enough that that is what they needed to do. Are they really alcoholics who stopped their disease dead in its tracks? Many people who are alcoholic remit spontaneously. They decide one day to stop, and that is the end of it. qxd 11/29/06 9:46 AM Page 51 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ALCOHOLISM To understand the validity and reliability of screening tools, you must understand that they are measured and compared in terms of sensitivity and specificity.
Table 3 DSM-IV-TR Criteria for Alcohol Abuse • A maladaptive pattern of alcohol use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by one (or more) of the following, occurring within a 12-month period: 1. , repeated absences or poor work performance related to substance use; substance-related absences, suspensions, or expulsions from school; neglect of children or household) 2. , driving an automobile or operating a machine when impaired by substance use) 3. , arrests for substance-related disorderly conduct) 4.
Consequently, he or she may be labeled as “disabled” or “distressed” because of the perceived lack of success. If he or she is a daily drinker, was it the drinking that led to his or her lack of progress? Was it simply a lifestyle choice of wanting to leave the rat race? Ultimately, only that individual can answer such questions; however, with the guidance of a good therapist, honest answers may be found. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that increasingly stresses material wealth as the final measure of success.
100 Q&A About Alcoholism & Drug Addiction by Charles Herrick